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Shipping industry launches site to improve maritime security

International shipping industry organisations have launched a new website to provide maritime security guidance to companies and mariners. The new website www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org provides security guidance, which the industry supplies, as well as links to  useful maritime and military security resources. 

IMO urges vigilance after tanker hijack in Somalia

In the wake of the hijack of the Aris 13, off Puntland, in Somalia, IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim has exhorted the shipping industry to apply diligently IMO guidance and best management practices to avert possible piracy attacks.

ABS expands first comprehensive cyber system guidance

ABS has unveiled the first comprehensive cybersecurity certification and optional notations for marine and offshore assets and facilities at the SMM bi-annual international maritime trade fair. Introduced in early 2016, the ABS CyberSafety™ series is the industry’s first risk-based management program for asset owners to apply best practice approaches to cybersecurity.

UK P&I Club: How to avoid incidents with West African pirates

The UK Club’s Loss Prevention provides practical guidance to operation in relation to piracy in West Africa. Currently, there has been a sizable shift in pirate activity, from Somali to West Africa, and an increase in incidents particularly offshore Nigeria.

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