Search for another port, state or country
On 14 May 2020, the U.S. Departments of State and Treasury, and the U.S. Coast Guard, issued a global advisory to alert multiple industry sectors, including the maritime industry, to deceptive shipping practices used to evade sanctions imposed on Iran, North Korea, and Syria.
Over the past few months, several incidents of interference with GPS and AIS has been detected in the Eastern Mediterranean region.
NATO's Maritime Command has released this threat assessment for the Mediterranean. It assesses the security risks to shipping in the Mediterranean as low, elaborating on topics such as migrants, drug smuggling, maritime terrorism and spillovers from the conflicts in Libya and Syria.
Access BIMCO's COVID-19 related articles and advice.