IMO Global Maritime Security Integrated Technical Cooperation Programme 2019 Report

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Ongoing threats to the shipping and port sectors continue to evolve and appropriate security measures, therefore, need a multi-agency response. In this regard, the programme kicked-off a new partnership with the Organization of American States Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (OAS-CICTE) and the Regional Security System (RSS) in the Caribbean, bringing together senior government officials…

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ICC-IMB: World-Wide incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships report from January to March 2020

(www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, says the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded 37 ships in the first quarter of 2020. The Gulf of Guinea remains…

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Maritime Security Guidance: BMP West Africa and Gulf of Guinea region

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) Piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea region is an established criminal activity and is of increasing concern to the maritime sector with recent attacks becoming more widespread, violent and the whole situation more complex and dynamic To address this issue BMP – West Africa (WA) has been produced to help ships…

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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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