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March 2020

New publication offers updated maritime security guidance for mariners operating off West Africa and the Gulf of Guinea

Industry organisations, supported by government and military organisations, have worked together to produce a new publication that will help mariners detect, deter and delay external threats to their safety. Best Management Practices to Enhance Maritime Security for Vessels & Mariners Operating Off the Coast of West Africa including the Gulf of Guinea (BMP WA) consolidates and enhances existing guidance for specific threats in this region.

Industry Releasable Threat Assessment

This document provides updated information on a potential threat from unmanned skiffs, which could affect merchant ships in the Red Sea, off Yemen.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

Round Table to organise joint meeting on Gulf of Guinea piracy

The Chairpersons of the Round Table of international shipping associations (RT) met in Rome in February to discuss current issues including piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

Port calls in Mexico entail legal risks

If drugs are found on a ship in Mexico, the crew risk being detained even though there is no evidence of crew involvement.

Industry Releasable Threat Assessment

This document provides updated information on threats affecting merchant ships in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden (GoA), Gulf of Oman (GoO) and the Western Indian Ocean.

February 2020

Industry Releasable Threat Assessment

This document provides updated information on a mine threat affecting merchant ships operating outside the major shipping lanes in the Red Sea, off Yemen.

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

January 2020

Weekly piracy reports and analysis

Read the latest digest of maritime security incidents and the weather forecast for piracy threat areas for the week to come.

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