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ECSA visits EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta

The ECSA delegation met with the EU NAVFOR's team to discuss the current state of piracy off the coast of Somalia, also visiting the naval assets participating in Operation Atalanta. EU NAVFOR is committed to deter, prevent, and suppress piracy and also highlight that the Maritime Industry must continue to adhere to BMP measures in order to maximize the safety of the ships and crews whilst transiting the high-risk area. 

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New high risk area limits in Red Sea and Arabian Sea

Steamship Club issued an alert to remind its members that are trading in the southern Red Sea and Arabian Sea that the geographical limits of the High Risk Area have been changed from 1 May 2019. BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and the OCIMF highlight that the ongoing containment of pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean means that a reduction in the area’s geographic boundaries is appropriate. 

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Geographic boundaries of ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean reduced

The Round Table of international shipping associations plus the OCIMF representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the geographic boundaries of the 'High Risk Area' for piracy in the Indian Ocean have been reduced. The regional UKHO Maritime Security Chart, Q6099 will be updated by Notice to Mariners and a new version will be produced to reflect these changes which will take effect from 1 May 2019.  

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