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Support for eradicating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is gaining strength both in Asia and world-wide. Organisations including Japan’s NYK Line and the Asian Shipowners’ Association are among the latest to join in the call for action.
During a 10-day operation called “Jangkar Haram”, Malaysia clamped down on illegal anchoring in its waters. The ships involved have either been warned and ordered to leave or detained and fined. BIMCO recommends Masters to take extra precaution and obtain prior permission from relevant authorities before anchoring.
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority (MPA) announced for immediate compliance, new holding areas to facilitate crew change.
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority announcing full personal protective equipment required with immediate effect, for personnel facilitating crew changes in Singapore.
The Singapore Maritime Port Authority announcing new enhanced crew change procedure to be effective as of today.
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