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June 2017

Quarterly security reports for the Gulf of Guinea

MDAT GoG have published useful quarterly reports which capture the past 6 months of incidents in the Gulf of Guinea.

BIMCO appoints new Head of Maritime Security

BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as its new Head of Maritime Security.

Preventing pest container contamination

Preventing pest container contamination was one of the many items discussed at IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC 98). Cyber risk management, autonomous ships, security and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments were also on the agenda.

MSC 98 will consider the future for unmanned shipping

For the first time, IMO will discuss the maritime autonomous ships. The use of autonomous ships – or so-called unmanned ships - will create the need for a regulatory framework for such ships and their interaction and co-existence with manned ships.

May 2017

Crewless ships, cyber security and ballast water issues top agenda for Marine Committee

A broad range of “hot” industry issues kept BIMCO’s Marine Committee busy at its recent meeting at BIMCO House.

Mr Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO

It is with great sadness that BIMCO announces the unexpected death of its Head of Maritime Security, Mr Giles Noakes on Wednesday 10 May.

Latest issue of BIMCO’s digital Bulletin now online

The latest BIMCO digital Bulletin is now ready for you to read and enjoy.

Cyber security is everybody’s responsibility: new poster for ships launched in Singapore

BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) launched a new cyber security awareness poster at Singapore Maritime Week 2017.

IMO’s Legal Committee encourages ratification of 2010 HNS Protocol

At last week’s meeting of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), states repeated their support for the international liability and compensation regime for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea. 

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