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As an additional aide to the advice promulgated on 9 February 2018, BIMCO urges all members to note the guidance and advice contained in the following security notice for ships operating in the Gulf of Guinea region.
BIMCO, with the support of the International Transportation Workers Federation (ITF), World Shipping Council (WSC), and the International Shipmanagers’ Association (InterManager) is hosting a seminar to examine progress made so far and what remains to be accomplished to suppress piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
The attacks on merchant ships in the Gulf of Guinea by Nigerian pirates must end. So far, 99 maritime companies, organisations and flag states, including BIMCO, have signed the Gulf of Guinea Declaration on Suppression of Piracy, which was launched today.
Joint-industry alert on piracy in the Gulf of Guinea
Support for eradicating piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is gaining strength both in Asia and world-wide. Organisations including Japan’s NYK Line and the Asian Shipowners’ Association are among the latest to join in the call for action.
BIMCO welcomes the appointment of a Danish Special Representative for Maritime Security in the Gulf of Guinea, Ambassador Jens-Otto Horslund.
As a result of the number of recent security incidents over the last few days in the Gulf of Guinea, BIMCO reminds all members of the procedures and details for voluntary reporting.
States in the Gulf of Guinea region must take responsibility and step-up prosecution efforts when pirates are apprehended by international navies, following the release of three suspected pirates held in custody on board Danish frigate Esbern Snare.