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Latest News

  • Security Advisory: All ships transiting Celebes Sea / Sulu Sea / Off Sibutu Island, Tawi Tawi, Philippines

    BIMCO is concerned over the number of recently reported piracy and armed robbery attempts and successful kidnappings of crew in the Celebes Sea / Sulu Sea / Off Sibutu Island, Tawi Tawi, Philippines.

  • EU Council extends operation to deter piracy off Somalia until 2018

    BIMCO is pleased to confirm the decision taken by the EU Council to formally extend the mandate of the EUNAVFOR Operation ‘ATALANTA’ to deter, disrupt and repress acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia until 31 December 2018.

  • MSC 97 has come to an end

    After five intense days of meetings, the 97th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97) closed on 25 November 2016.

  • Standard term sheet and new agency agreement top Documentary Committee agenda

    The Documentary Committee, under the chairmanship of Mr Francis Sarre, met in Copenhagen on 17 November in Copenhagen for its regular autumn meeting. Following two years’ intensive work involving owners, lawyers and financial institutions, a new Standard Term Sheet for Bilateral Financing was adopted.

  • BIMCO adopts ship financing term sheet

    In a landmark decision, BIMCO cemented its move into the domain of ship financing with the Documentary Committee’s approval of a standard term sheet for use in ship financing transactions on 17 November 2016.

  • Weekly piracy reports and analysis

    The following reports issued by the US Office of Naval Intelligence are provided to keep members informed of any recent security incidents.

  • Bunker contract review begins

    A review of the increasingly widely used BIMCO Terms 2015 standard bunker contract began at a recent meeting held at BIMCO House.

  • The IMO's Maritime Safety Committee meets this week

    BIMCO’s Maritime Technology & Regulation Department, together with the Maritime Security Department, will attend the 97th session of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 97), which will be held in London from 21 November to 25 November 2016.

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