ICC-IMB Annual report: 2019 World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Bureau’s annual 2019 piracy and armed robbery report, released today shows unprecedented number of crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea despite drop in overall global numbers. Despite overall piracy incidents declining in 2019, there was an alarming increase in crew kidnappings across the Gulf of Guinea, according to the International…

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ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual report 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia. In its Annual Report for 2019, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. A total of…

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European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) 5 year strategy plan for 2020 – 2024

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) EMSA has published their 5-year strategy plan for years 2020-2024. The strategy hinges around five priority areas – sustainability, safety, security, simplification and surveillance – and the four key functions of service provider, reliable partner, international reference and knowledge hub. The new strategy reflects EMSA’s important role in the implementation of the European Commission’s…

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Maritime security guidance for the Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Recent attacks against shipping off Fujairah and in the Gulf of Oman have caused great concern. On 13 June two tankers, in close proximity, suffered explosions and severe damage to hull and machinery whilst underway by what was reported to be multiple magnetic limpet mines. The explosions were at or above the waterline and…

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ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships report from January to June 2019

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The seas around West Africa remain the world’s most dangerous for piracy, the International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest report reveals. Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage onboard or kidnapped for ransom worldwide so far this year, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and…

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