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ICC International Maritime Bureau release 2016 annual piracy and armed robbery report

Precautionary advice for ships in the vicinity of Southern Red Sea

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

EU Council extends operation to deter piracy off Somalia until 2018

Updates to GUARDCON guidance to reinforce importance of validating firearms EUCs

GUARDCON webinar now online

January 2017

ICC International Maritime Bureau release 2016 annual piracy and armed robbery report

This annual report records the lowest number of incidents reported since 1998 although within the reported incidents there is a 10 year high in the number of seafarer kidnappings.

United States - CSA round-up for December 2016

This is the latest in a series of reports supplied by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with the intention of keeping BIMCO members appraised of legislative developments in the US affecting international shipping.

Precautionary advice for ships in the vicinity of Southern Red Sea

BIMCO would like to remind all members of the need to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity to UKMTO when transitting through the southern Red Sea in the area of Bab el Mandeb.

December 2016

BIMCO Maritime Security Seminar summary available

The BIMCO Maritime Security Seminar held last week, gathered together a large cross section of leading stakeholders involved with the maritime security domain to address a broad range of topics focusing on piracy, terrorism and other illegal maritime activities, including attacks on cyber systems.

Leading experts at BIMCO seminar say maritime crime increasing

Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in Copenhagen yesterday.

Free BIMCO webinar on GUARDCON and End User Certification (EUCs)

BIMCO will run a free webinar on the contract GUARDCON and End User Certification (EUCs) on Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:30 CET.

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

The Information Fusion Centre (IFC), has released a “Spot Commentary” on the situation giving greater detail and guidance.

November 2016

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.

BIMCO updates its position on key topics such as GHG emissions and ballast water management

At the recent BIMCO Board of Directors’ meeting held in Shanghai on 10 November 2016, BIMCO’s position on the 12 most important policy issues currently facing the maritime industry were approved.