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. 


Another serious daylight attack on a merchant ship took place in the Sulu Sea- Celebes area on Sunday 19th February when pirates boarded the bulk carrier Giang Hai killing one crew member and abducting six officers and crew.


Download the Association's Rules for the 2017 Policy Year.


More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years.  The ICC International Maritime Bureau's (IMB) annual piracy report published on the 10th January reveals a three-fold increase in kidnappings since 2015 despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998.


We are writing to advise Members of the rates which will be charged and the terms and conditions of cover which will apply for the Association's 2017 Policy Year.


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