Denmark appointed a Danish Special Representative for Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea in efforts to combat piracy, a move that was applauded by BIMCO.
All Libyan ports, except for the ports of Derna and Sirte, are reported to be operational. However, the fluid military conditions in the country could change the situation at short notice, so all port calls should be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
The US MARAD issued an advisory on December 14 concerning vessels operating in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, warning that Yemen remains a risk for commercial vessels.
In light of the recent stowaway case involving the vessel CHAMPION PULA, the Gard P&I Club stressed the danger associated with people hiding in ships’ rudder tanks and shared preventive measures for vessels trading to ports with a high risk of stowaways, especially those designed with an open rudder trunk.
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber joined the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) in efforts to eradicate corruption in the shipping sector.
Stowaways are a crucial challenge for the shipping industry, causing disruption and security risks to the seafarers onboard. Thus, Dryad Global provides the current global statistics.
Singapore’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) issued a summary concerning the sea thefts and attempted actions in the East Bound Lane of Singapore Strait in the timeframe between July to November 2020.
British police were called to the port of Southampton after reports of a group of stowaways having come off a vessel in port and trying to make their way out of the port.
In light of an upward trend of attacks against ships in the Gulf of Guinea and as the approaching dry season is expected to bring an increase in attacks, BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO and OCIMF have jointly issued an alert with security advice for vessels operating in the region.
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.
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