New security guidance for southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb from BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) In response to the threats arising from the conflict in Yemen, BIMCO, ICS and INTERTANKO have published interim guidance on maritime security in the southern Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb, to assist shipowners and operators to assess the presence of new threat patterns in the area. The conflict in Yemen has introduced additional maritime security threats,…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, Annual report 2017

(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 2017, the following data regarding piracy and armed robbery against ships are discussed. A total of 101…

Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery reaches 22-year low – IMB report 2017

  (http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) International Chamber of Shipping (ICC) and International Maritime Bureau (IMB) have released their updated World-Wide report for incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships. Launched in 1991, the IMB PRC is a 24-hour manned center that provides the maritime industry, governments and response agencies with timely and transparent data on armed robbery…

UK Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) During London International Shipping Week 2017, the UK Government launched the ‘Cyber Security Code of Practice for Ships’ (the ‘2017 Code’). The 2017 Code presents a framework and a series of steps which it recommends those operating in the maritime industry take to make the industry more resistant to cyber attacks and more attuned to cyber security…

ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre, 3rd Quarter Report Jan – Sept 2017

(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. The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre posted a summary of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asian waters during the third…

ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships from Jan to Sept 2017

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. The flagship global report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same…