Some recent incidents involving vessels off the Horn of Africa do not seem to reflect traditional forms of piracy, and could signal major maritime disruptions if an effective response is not developed. OBP examines whether the existing counter-piracy framework can help address these evolving threats.
The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level posed by ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.
Combined Maritime Forces warn that Al Qaeda has shifted its focus on Yemeni waterway posing a growing threat to merchant ships transiting the area despite efforts by Yemeni government forces and their allies to repel the Islamist militants.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) has issued a Ship Security Advisory to recommend heightened vigilance while transiting off the Southern Philippines and Yemen based on information received from private maritime security company, LSS-SAPU. RMI warns on potential terrorist involvement in attacks on merchant vessels in these areas.
SAMI stresses the need after Suez Canal terrorist attack and urges shipping to check security plans
Vessels Advised to Heighten Security at Suez Canal, Increased risk after recent terrorist attack
Suez Canal Terrorists Attack COSCO Container Ship, attempt to target COSCO ASIA containership failed
Togo added to the JWC s Hull War, Piracy, Terrorism and Related Perils Listed Areas
UK county ship deals with pirates and terrorists
- PSC Focus
Guidance on fuel-compliance during PSC inspections for 202010/12/2019
- Green Shipping
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