The Secretary General of InterManager, Captain Kuba Szymanski, is calling everyone to sign a petition concerning the release of Captain Andrzej Lasota, who was arrested by Mexican authorities on Monday, August 5. Captain Andrzej Lasota was arrested for allegedly being unaware of the ship carrying prohibited substances to Mexico, placing the lives and health of the country’s citizens at risk.
The Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1, which has been at the center of a diplomatic dispute between Iran and the West over the summer, has offloaded oil in Syria, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday, calling on the EU to condemn Iran and hold Tehran accountable.
According to the statement issued by Mexico’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), 19 Filipino seafarers were detained in Mexico over alleged violation of the country’s illegal drug law. DFA stated that no formal charges have been filed against the detained seafarers yet, but local officials are cooperating with Mexican authorities.
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.
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 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.
Condemning the acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations Security Council called for a comprehensive response to prevent and minimize such acts and tackle their underlying causes.
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.
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.
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.
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