The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) discusses the violent extremist groups operating in East Africa, which are seriously affecting the maritime security and the industry’s safe operation in general.
The Information Fusion Centre (IFC) reports a rise in theft, robbery and piracy at sea (TRAPS) incidents with a record of two Sea Robberies, six Sea Thefts, and two Attempted Actions incidents from January to August 2020 in both Manila and Batangas Bay, Philippines.
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.
Steering with artificial intelligence to combat maritime piracy21/10/2020
Day 02 of 2020 SAFETY4SEA Virtual Forum focuses on safety and security challenges amid the pandemic crisis21/10/2020
Lessons learned: Fingers must remain out of the line of fire during wire transfer operations21/10/2020
Transport Malta investigation: Serious injury of crew member while testing rescue boat crane21/10/2020
- Maritime Health
Update on crew COVID-19 cases in Western Australia21/10/2020
Lessons learned: Pilot transfers need careful judgment when moving outside the safety zone21/10/2020
Seafarers in Australia forced to stay up to 18 months onboard, ITF says21/10/2020
Near-fatal in New Zealand leads to 1st enforceable undertaking for maritime21/10/2020
- Cyber Security
US charges Russian military intelligence officers for ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack21/10/2020
Port of Antwerp and partners to develop 5G private network21/10/2020