ReCAAP Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre, 1st Quarter Report Jan – Mar 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) A total of 10 incidents of armed robbery against ships (comprising nine actual incidents and one attempted incident) were reported in Asia during January-March 2019 compared to 21 incidents (comprising 15 actual incidents and six attempted incidents) during January-March 2018. This accounts for a 52% decrease in the total number of incidents reported during…

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Maritime Security – Indian Ocean High Risk Area to be reduced from 01 May 2019 #MarSec #Piracy #Insurance

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Round Table of international shipping associations plus the OCIMF representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced, with new advice issued to merchant ship operators. The High Risk Area reflects the area where the threat…

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OCIMF releases Ship Security – Hull Vulnerability Study

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Recently there were raised concerns about increasing attacks against vessels from missiles, crafts carrying Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and hand-held Anti-Tank Guided Weapons (ATGWs). Due to regional conflict, new threats emerged in October 2016. Analysis of recent incidents has shown that the stern of the hull is a likely target area, especially on tankers.…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) 11 Jan 2019

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The contractors…

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ICC-IMB Annual report: 2018 World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The International Maritime Bureau’s annual 2018 piracy and armed robbery report, released today shows a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa. Piracy increased on the world’s seas in 2018, with a marked rise in attacks against ships and crews around West Africa, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime…

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Cyprus Flag Administration updates list of approved Private Ship Security Contractors (PSSC) Oct 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Cyprus DMS has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section 84 of the Protection of Cyprus Ships Against Acts of Piracy and Other Unlawful Acts Law 2012. The updated list of contractors certified under Section 22(1) of the law is available on the department’s website. The contractors…

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ReCAAP Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery Information Sharing Centre, 3rd Quarter Report Jan – Sept 2018

(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 first three…

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