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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Joint War Committee updates the Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils Listed Areas

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The London insurance market’s Joint War Committee (JWC) has extended the high-risk area for shipping after the Fujiarah tanker attacks. The body said the list now includes Oman, the UAE and the Persian Gulf west of longitude 58°E. The committee also said claims from the attacks will be “significant.” The Joint War Committee has reviewed…

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