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January 2019

EU, China and the U.S. needs to support counter-piracy operations in the Gulf of Guinea – BIMCO

Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is an unacceptable burden to seafarers and shipping companies. Around 40 ships have been attacked in the Gulf of Guinea in the past 12 months. Most recently, six seafarers were kidnapped from the MSC Mandy, which was on the way to Lagos, Nigeria. BIMCO asks, on behalf of its members, that maritime powers increase their presence and expand their collaboration with local states to curb piracy. 

December 2018

Industry publishes improved cyber guidelines

The third edition of the industry cyber risk management guidelines, Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships, addresses the requirement to incorporate cyber risks in the ship’s safety management system (SMS). It also reflects a deeper experience with risk assessments of operational technology (OT) - such as navigational systems and engine controls - and provides more guidance for dealing with the cyber risks to the ship arising from parties in the supply chain.

Wildlife transport taskforce intelligence bulletin

Please find attached the 1 December 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning stone (Rough Stone, Quartz, and Jade) used as a Concealment Method for Illicit Ivory and Rhino Horn.

November 2018

Martial law in parts of Ukraine

All Ukrainian ports are working normally. No additional restrictions relating to martial law have been introduced in the ports.

BIMCO aims to publish cyber security clause in spring 2019

BIMCO is developing a clause dealing with cyber security risks and incidents that might affect the ability of one of the parties to perform their contractual obligations.

Wildlife transport taskforce intelligence bulletin

Please find attached the 1 July 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelliegence Bulletin, concerning smuggling of blocks/tablets made from leopard bones.

October 2018

Cyber security survey shows more action is needed in the industry

The result of a cyber security survey launched by BIMCO, Fairplay and ABS Advanced Solutions shows that while the number of cyber related attacks within the last 12 months has declined; protective measures, training and awareness need to improve.

Wildlife transport taskforce intelligence bulletin

Please find attached the 15 October 2018 United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Intelligence Bulletin.

September 2018

BIMCO seminar seeks to boost international security discussions

Efforts to reduce piracy in Gulf of Guinea have so far had little effect. The world’s biggest economies are strengthening their military presence in Southeast Asia, and meanwhile, the security situation in the Red Sea off Yemen remain volatile. On 9 October BIMCO will shed light on the international security situation to raise awareness and stimulate discussions.

July 2018

Interference with GPS and AIS in the Mediterranean

Over the past few months, several incidents of interference with GPS and AIS has been detected in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

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