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January 2017

Precautionary advice for ships in the vicinity of Southern Red Sea

BIMCO would like to remind all members of the need to remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity to UKMTO when transitting through the southern Red Sea in the area of Bab el Mandeb.

December 2016

Leading experts at BIMCO seminar say maritime crime increasing

Industry security experts have concluded that maritime crime will not be stopped any time soon – and that cyber incidents would continue to expand in frequency and severity. This was the consensus at BIMCO’s first ever Maritime Security Seminar in Copenhagen yesterday.

Free BIMCO webinar on GUARDCON and End User Certification (EUCs)

BIMCO will run a free webinar on the contract GUARDCON and End User Certification (EUCs) on Friday 9 December 2016 at 11:30 CET.

November 2016

EU Council extends operation to deter piracy off Somalia until 2018

BIMCO is pleased to confirm the decision taken by the EU Council to formally extend the mandate of the EUNAVFOR Operation ‘ATALANTA’ to deter, disrupt and repress acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia until 31 December 2018.

October 2015

Vigilance still crucial as piracy High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean reduced

Organisations representing the global shipping and oil industry have announced that the size of the ‘High Risk Area’ for piracy in the Indian Ocean has been reduced and issued new advice to merchant ship operators.

September 2015

EU Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta - Press Release

At a breakfast meeting earlier today with senior shipping industry representatives, the EU Naval Force Operation Commander, Major General Martin Smith MBE, stated that whilst Somali-based piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden is suppressed, there is no room for complacency regarding the ongoing threat.

June 2015

BIMCO supports latest report from Oceans Beyond Piracy

BIMCO has continued its support for the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) “The State of Maritime Piracy” report, launched today, which provides the latest available picture on how piracy is affecting the shipping industry – and beyond.

May 2015

Launch of EUNAVFOR Med “strongly welcomed” by BIMCO

The decision of the EU Council to launch EUNAVFOR Med was today strongly welcomed by BIMCO, following the association’s statement on 24 April calling for an extension of Operation Triton’s geographical reach.

April 2015

BIMCO warns that rescuing migrants at sea remains a health, safety and security risk for seafarers

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of distressed migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

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