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Security

IMB reports 121 piracy incidents in 2017

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest report by IMB. The report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in South East Asia.

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Nigerian Navy excludes armed guards on board

Nigerian navy

In latest ship security advisory, the Republic of the Marshall Islands draws the operators' attention to effective restrictions on armed security in Nigeria which is becoming an issue for the country's navy, according to information provided by INTERTANKO. The Association highlights that according to Nigeria's new requirements, no  armed guards, including the Nigerian Navy guards, are no longer allowed on board merchant vessels

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ReCAAP reports decrease of piracy incidents in Asia

piracy

ReCAAP ISC has issued its Quarterly Report, reporting a total of 50 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia, on January-September 2017. The overall situation in Asia continues to improve with the lowest number of incidents reported at this period, compared to the same period of 2007-2016. 

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New maritime transit corridors in effect

security

The battle occurring in the southern Philippine city of Marawi between supporters of Islamic State and the Philippine’s government, has raised many fears for piracy, kidnapping and terrorism. SQE MARINE consulting company informs about the new security transit corridors which have been set in the aforementioned areas. 

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The maritime security index explained

index

The index aims to measure and map a range of threats to maritime governance and the capacity of nations to counter these threats. By bringing diverse challenges like piracy, smuggling and capacity-building into one comprehensive analysis, industry can better identify areas for development and expanded cooperation.

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