Panama Maritime Authority issued a merchant marine notice, urging all Panama Flag vessels to be fully cautious and protect the vessel and crew when transiting high risk areas off Mexico.
The weekly report of ReCAAP ISC, informs that during 7-13 July once incident of armed robbery against a vessel in Asia was reported.
Due to highly volatile situation in Libya, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) issued Ship Security Advisory to provide to vessels that have decided to enter Libyan territorial waters or call at a Libyan port.
In 2009, USCG determined that Madagascar was not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures in its ports with the exception of the port of Toamasina. Hence, USCG now issued Port Security Advisory 1-20 naming the countries that are not maintaining effective antiterrorism measures and clarifying exceptions in each case.
Through a new Ship Security Advisory, RMI reminds the importance of awareness amid the highly volatile situation in Libya. RMI-flagged vessels should not navigate near the coastal waters of Benghazi, Derna, and Sirte.
In continuation of a US MARAD alert regarding increased piracy in the Gulf of Mexico, the RMI issued a Yacht Safety Advisory (YSA) for RMI-flagged vessels operating in or near Mexican territorial waters.
The Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) announced the launch of an e-learning training toolkit and platform on ethics and integrity, for shipowners, managers, agents, and maritime cadet schools.
According to The Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA), the USCG valuates the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures in foreign ports and provides for the imposition of conditions of entry on vessels arriving to the United States from countries that do not maintain effective anti-terrorism measures. In this context, the USCG has recently issued a Port Security Advisory to provide a list of all ports that do not maintain effective antiterrorism measures, recommending required actions.
Amid a complex and dynamic maritime security situation in West Africa, a new publication provides Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security off the Coast of West Africa (BMP- West Africa) including the Gulf of Guinea.
Dryad Global Maritime Security reported a piracy incident in the Gulf of Guinea, where seven crew members have been kidnapped. The 2015-built, 957-teu MSC Talia F, that was carrying 17 seafarers, is believed to have been en-route from Lome, Togo to Port Libreville, Gabon at the time of the pirates’ boarding.
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