The West P&I Club informed of a recent increase in security-related incidents for vessels visiting Jose Terminal, and anchoring to the North and North East of the Terminal during 2018.
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Oman has become the 16th state to sign the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden to repress piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in the region.
On Mogadishu, on 4-5 December 2018, vital discussions took place on maritime security between the Operation Commander of EU NAVFOR, Major General Charlie Stickland OBE and the Somali Deputy Prime Minister, His Excellency Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid.
Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151) carried out the Operation Haka on behalf of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF). This was a counter piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden, aiming to counter piracy and ensure greater maritime security in the region.
SpaceX will launch three satellites that will scan the world for radio signals of dark ships. The satellites belong to a startup called HawkEye 360 and aim to help monitor global activity in the oceans using geospatial information.
Senior officers of maritime law enforcement and regulatory agencies from 16 ReCAAP Member States gathered in Seoul, South Korea, on 13 November, for a two-day meeting to discuss the evolving maritime security situation, and strengthen their collective efforts in the shared mission to combat piracy and sea robbery in Asia.
A total of 26 maritime law enforcement and regulatory officers from 15 countries have gathered in Yangon, Myanmar, to participate in a three-day capacity building workshop organised by ReCAAP ISC and hosted by the Myanmar Navy, to share best practices with respect to piracy and sea robbery in Asia.
Following the European Council’s decision on 30 July to extent the mandate of EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta until 31 December 2020, the European shipowners welcomed the move, noting that the operation has brought a significant decline in piracy numbers in the East African region.
Mauritius has become the 15th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden focused on repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in the region.
India’s Ministry of Shipping and Finance announced the establishment of an Inter-Ministerial Group to deal with maritime security issues arising from potential hijacking of merchant vessels with Indian crew. An additional series of anti–piracy measures have been put in place for Indian-flagged vessels.
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