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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.

BIMCO calls for anti-piracy action off Nigeria at IMO

At the IMO’s 101st meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee, BIMCO’s Head of Maritime Security – Jakob P. Larsen – spoke in a direct fashion about the serious situation posed by piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, and especially off the coast of Nigeria.

Gulf of Guinea Piracy Continues to Threaten Seafarers – Industry Wants Action Now

London: Friday, 7 June 2019.  Members of the shipping community, Flag States and Agencies from Gulf of Guinea gathered at the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for a day-long symposium on Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea. The event, co-sponsored by BIMCO, IMCA, ICS, ITF and OCIMF, featured speakers from regional maritime agencies as well as shipping officials, academics and military staff.  The shipping industry, along with seafarer groups, organized the event to highlight the continuing danger to seafarers operating in the Gulf of Guinea.   

May 2019

New Cyber Security Clause from BIMCO now available

A new standard Cyber Security Clause requiring the parties to implement cyber security procedures and systems to help reduce the risk of an incident, is now available from the BIMCO website.

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