Tag Archive: high-risk-area
IMO to Develop PMSC Guidance

IMO to Develop PMSC Guidance

A special high-level segment (photos here) of IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), convened by IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu to discuss policy matters related to arms on board ships in the piracy high ...
Bimco Webinar

Anti-Piracy Webinar

BIMCO have organised a free anti-piracy webinar exclusively for members on 27 April which will take the audience through the fundamentals of company and ship preparations and execution of operations ...
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Abandoning Ships

According to officers speaking at a recent piracy conference, crew members are increasingly demanding to leave vessels about to transit the Indian Ocean if the owner has not put a ...
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Port State

Ports in piracy-threatened regions must make clear how they will accommodate armed guards and issue transparent guidelines to shipowners and operators, Dom Mee, president of Protection Vessels International, has warned. Speaking ...
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United Demand

The global shipping industry (represented by the Round Table of international shipping associations) has called for the establishment of a United Nations force of armed military guards to transit the ...
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Taking Action

The Indian Government has initiated various preventive/ mitigating security measures. These measures include an Inter-Ministerial Group of Officers has been set up to deal with hostage situations. While the Director General of ...
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War Risk

The spate of pirate attacks off the coast of West Africa have led to changes in the War Risk excluded areas. Since a number of tankers have been attacked in recent ...
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Strike Calls

There are rumblings of a seafarer strike across India, Bangladesh and Malaysia, of sailors refusing to travel the Gulf of Aden corridor. The strike plans are, according to Abdul Gani Serang, secretary ...
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Danger Zone

With no answers in sight on the fight against piracy the unions are yet again forced to consider the "nuclear" option. The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) has adopted a motion ...
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Insurance Woes

India is lobbying Lloyd’s of London to reverse its expansion of the area judged prone to pirate attacks to cover almost all of the nation’s west coast after insurance costs ...

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