Recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab El Mandeb have highlighted the risks associated with transiting these waters. Daylight attacks by small boats were conducted against two tankers in the southern approaches to the BeM. The method of these attacks has seen two or more skiffs approaching at high speed. In each case, one or more have fired small arms and Rocket Propelled Grenades and carried explosives.


Pirates kidnap two officers and three crew from vessel off Bonny, Nigeria on 02/08/2017


Skiff approaches vessel in Gulf of Aden - 29/07/2017 


Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel off Hodeidah


The Association is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities to candidates working for Members of the Association who wish to study Maritime Security at Coventry University.


Following recent spate of attacks against merchant shipping, the Combined Maritime Forces issue statement to industry.


The International Maritime Bureau have issued a new report on piracy for the first quarter of 2017.


Clarification of the Association's Chemical, Biological, Bio-Chemical and Electromagnetic Weapons Exclusion Clause; the Radioactive Contamination and Nuclear Risks Exclusion Clause and Computer Virus Exclusion Clause.


Members may be aware of the hijacking of the MT ARIS 13 by Somali pirates on 13/14 March 2017.


Our correspondents in Dubai – GAC - have provided the following bulletin in respect to the continuing conflict in the Yemen and its impact on key ports.