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.
The guidance highlights the use of the Maritime Security Transit Corridor, the registration with MSCHOA and reporting to UKMTO, as well as reviewing and updating risk assessments and plans to include new threats.
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 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.
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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