Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

Maritime agency calls for tough actions to end piracy off Somalia

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has urged liners navigating through the Somali coast to continue with counter piracy measures despite a reduction of incidents. Secretary-general Kitack Lim called on …
Oct 13, 2016 /  Piracy
IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

IUMI calls for further industry cooperation to tackle containership fires

Two recent onboard containership fires have fueled concerns from IUMI (International Union of Marine Insurance) over the challenges involved with managing these incidents at sea. Uwe-Peter Schieder, Vice Chairman …
Sep 21, 2016 /  Curious
ReCAAP issues special report on the abducting of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines

ReCAAP issues special report on the abducting of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines

In the light of three incidents where the crew of tug boats were abducted in the waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships …
Aug 3, 2016 /  Piracy
Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

Infographic: Asian Maritime Crimes Drop by 64%

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia saw a decrease of 64 percent in the first half of this year, according to Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC. Namely, during the period, a total of 41 incidents occurred, two …
Jul 12, 2016 /  Curious
Allianz: Cyber Risk, Superstorms and Economic Pressures Challenge Shipping Safety Progress

Allianz: Cyber Risk, Superstorms and Economic Pressures Challenge Shipping Safety Progress

International shipping transports approximately 80% of global trade by volume and over 70% of global trade by value. The safety of vessels is critical to the global economy. The maritime industry saw the number of total …
Mar 22, 2016 /  Curious
ReCAAP: Situation of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships Incidents in Asia in Feb 2016

ReCAAP: Situation of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships Incidents in Asia in Feb 2016

OVERVIEWA total of three incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in February 2016. No piracy incident was reported. Graph 1 below shows the number of incidents reported between February 2015 and …
Mar 14, 2016 /  Piracy