maritime law

UNODC event offers closer look at maritime law interpretation

A workshop has taken place in Sri Lanka, Colombo, on 18-20 June, where maritime law experts and practitioners from around the world met to participate in two main sessions aimed at gathering State practice and interpretation information related to international legal instruments. 

Explosive cargo on seized freighter not illegal, says owner

The cargo of explosives onboard the Tanzania-flagged cargo ship “Andromeda” that was seized by Greek authorities on January 8, off Crete island was legal, according to the manager of the owner company as cited by local media.

Somalia signs Jeddah Amendment on illicit maritime activity

Somalia has become the 14th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct. The Amendment broadened the scope of the Djibouti Code, covering measures for suppressing a range of illicit activities, including piracy, arms trafficking, trafficking in narcotics, human trafficking, human smuggling etc.

Maritime security in focus of US-ASEAN cooperation

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers’ meeting, held in Clark, Philippines, this week, focused on the importance of high-level discussions of strategic defense and security matters, including North Korea, terrorism and maritime security.

Illegal fishing threatens far more than ocean health

A new report commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, presents a comprehensive analysis of how illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and other maritime crimes intersect, aiming to bring greater attention to the connections between IUU fishing and global security.

Honduras explore implementation of maritime security

A national exercise on maritime security took place in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on 28-29 August, IMO informed. The aim of the event was to encourage a multi-agency approach to maritime security and maritime law enforcement issues.

NIMASA to send anti-piracy bill to National Assembly

Dr Dakuku Peterside, from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, informed that the agency will present the Anti-Piracy Bill to the National Assembly, aiming to combat piracy in the country’s seaways.

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