SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
2017
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2017
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Security

ReCAAP ISC issues piracy report for July 2017

A total of two actual incidents of armed robbery against ships were reported in Asia in July 2017 and no piracy incident was reported, the ReCAAP ISC informs in its latest monthly report. Although the over situation has shown significant improvement, there is no room for complacency.

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UKMTO issues updated Bab El Mandeb warning

The North of England P&I Club draws attention to a new UKMTO notice which urges vigilance to vessels transiting Bab El Mandeb from the Gulf of Aden, following recent attacks on two vessels which fired  upon with small arms and rocket propelled grenades from multiple small skiffs.

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Maritime chokepoints are critical to global energy security, EIA says

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a new report explaining why chokepoints, which are narrow channels along widely used global sea routes for oil transport, are critical to security. The inability of oil tankers to transit a major chokepoint, even temporarily, can lead to substantial supply delays and higher shipping costs, resulting in higher world energy prices.

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ReCAAP ISC, OCIMF join forces against piracy in Asia

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On July 24, the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and Oil Companies International Marine Forum signed a MoU in London, to boost the fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. The cooperation aims to safeguard the interests of ships and seafarers operating in Asian seas, the busiest seas in the world.

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IMO: Addressing migrant crisis

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During the second workshop of the International Dialogue on Migration, held in Geneva, on 18-19 July, IMO’s Julian Abril underlined that the number of merchant ships involved in rescue operations has remained relatively constant since 2015. Of particular concern is the upward trend in migrants reported dead or missing in 2016 and 2017.

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Risk in Gulf of Aden remains, CMF say

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In view of the recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, Combined Maritime Forces reminds operators that there are still risks associated with transits through these waters. Daylight attacks by small boats have been conducted against the tankers MV Galicia Spirit in October 2016 and MT Muskie in May 2017.

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