Loss Prevention Bulletin – 1 August 2017
Skiff approaches vessel in Gulf of Aden - 29/07/2017
Loss Prevention Bulletin – 27 July 2017
Yemen: Skiffs approach merchant vessel off Hodeidah
Postgraduate sponsorship for studies in Maritime Security at Coventry University
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.
Combined Maritime Forces - Statement to Industry
Following recent spate of attacks against merchant shipping, the Combined Maritime Forces issue statement to industry.
Loss Prevention Bulletin, 8 May 2017 – IMB issue new piracy report
The International Maritime Bureau have issued a new report on piracy for the first quarter of 2017.
Yemeni ports security update
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.
Increased kidnap threat in S E Asia
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.
IMB reports maritime kidnapping at a 10 year high
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.
Best Management Practices (West Africa) - Latest updated guidelines
The continuing threat of piracy and crew kidnappings in the Gulf of Guinea region has led to further update of the maritime industry “Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea”.
Armed robbery incident in Mauritania
The UK P&I Club has advised of its concerns on the risk of robbery and attack at Nouadhibou, Mauritania. A gang of men armed with knives boarded one of their Member's ships during loading operations and threatened the crew. The gang also broke into the ship’s stores and machinery spaces and stole various supplies.