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Ghana steps up attempts to improve maritime safety

As piracy increases in the world’s oceans, maritime safety requires a collaborative effort to ensure safety of lives and protection of property at sea. Under this, the Ghana Maritime Authority organized a 4-Day Crisis Response Training for security experts and players in the maritime sector, from 9 to 12 of July.

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. 

Watch: How ReCAAP ISC works to combat Asian piracy

The short film provides an insight into the work of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP), the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia.

EU revises action plan on maritime security

The European Council adopted conclusions on the revision of the EU maritime security strategy (EUMSS) action plan, to safe and free trade across EU waters. This revision allows for a more focused reporting process to enhance awareness and better follow-up to the strategy. 

USCG proposes delay of TWIC Reader rule for certain facilities

On 22 June, the US Coast Guard published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register, to delay the effective date for certain facilities affected by the final rule entitled “Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Requirements,” which was published on 23 August 2016.

IMO highlights the importance of ports for the maritime industry

Global trade by sea depends on the communication between ships, ports and everyone that is involved, from port operators, to regulators, to maritime security experts and innovators in technology. That was the message of a special event on ports, held at IMO Headquarters on June 11. 

Overview of IMO MSC 99 outcome

The 99th session of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee concluded on 25 May marking new steps and reviewing older developments towards a safer shipping industry. Autonomous vessels, piracy and armed robbery against ships, the Arctic shipping safety, as well as the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, were key topics on the agenda.

Watch: Maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea offers many riches, but it also faces a multitude of interconnected maritime security challenges. As maritime piracy knows no borders, the nations around the Gulf of Guinea have organized themselves into a coordinated security effort, in order to combat crime.

USCG: ISPS/MTSA security compliance targeting criteria

In its PSC annual report for 2017, the USCG presented its MTSA Security Compliance Targeting Matrix. Introduced in 2002, the Maritime Transportation Security Act is the US implementation of the IMO’s International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and aims to address port and waterway security.

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