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September 2019

Douala, Cameroon - army security for vessels on arrival

Vessels heading for Douala, Cameroon now will have protection in the form of  army security team provided by the port authorities for their safety.

Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper

Safety at Sea and BIMCO have published a white paper containing advice based on results and findings from Cyber Security Surveys produced over the last four years, as well as on feedback and knowledge from experts at roundtable events.

August 2019

Strait talking: Security against the backdrop of Grace 1 and Stena Impero

Join BIMCO's Jakob Larsen, INTERTANKO's Philip Belcher, UK Chamber of Shipping's David Balston, and Tatham Law's Stephen Askins for a candid discussion and clear advice on present and future tanker safety, security and commercial issues in the Straits of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman.

July 2019

ReCAPP ISC Guidance on Abduction of Crew in the Sulu-Celebes Seas and Waters off Eastern Sabah

This Guidance consists of advisory on the measures to be taken by the ships transiting the area, including contact details and the Notice to Mariners (NOTAM) issued by the Philippines and Malaysia.

UPDATE: Reporting Guidance for vessels transiting the Arabian Gulf (AG), Straits of Hormuz (SoH) and Gulf of Oman (GOO)

Update on reporting guidance for vessels transiting the Arabian Gulf, the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman. Published Sunday 21 July. Republished Monday 22 July to notify subscribers. 

Nigeria passes anti-piracy bill

The anti-piracy bill brings hope that anti-piracy bill will bring and end to Nigerian piracy and strengthen the blue economy.

June 2019

Nigerian piracy can be managed

On 4 June BIMCO, together with ICS, IMCA, ITF and OCIMF, had arranged a symposium about piracy in the Gulf of Guinea. The symposium came to the conclusion that the Nigerian piracy problem occurs in a small area and can be solved if Nigeria wants it.

BIMCO urges nations to co-operate after new Hormuz attacks

BIMCO is urging nations to defuse tension and work together through diplomatic efforts following new attacks on two tankers at the Strait of Hormuz on 13 June.

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