2016

NATO Operation Ocean Shield Closing

NATO Operation Ocean Shield Closing

Dec 15, 2016
Effective 15 December, NATO has ceased Operation Ocean Shield, its counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean. While NATO Shipping Centre will maintain its involvement in the area and its awareness of piracy developments, NATO has closed the named operation.

Operation Sea Guardian

Operation Sea Guardian

Nov 9, 2016
As announced by NATO's Secretary-General following July's Warsaw Summit, in response to the evolving security environment in the Mediterranean Sea, NATO's counter-terrorism Operation Active Endeavour has been transformed into a more comprehensive maritime security mission, Operation Sea Guardian. This non-Article 5 operation addresses a broader spectrum of maritime security threats using maritime situational awareness, support of regional maritime capacity-building efforts and counter-terrorism as its foundation.

Updated ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region’

Updated ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region’

Jul 6, 2016
BIMCO, ICS, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO have recently published an update to their ‘Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region.’

The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG)

The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG)

Jun 20, 2016
The Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) has ceased to operate on june 2016.  It has been replaced by the Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade – Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG). All vessels are encouraged to report to the MDAT-GoG using the existing reporting formats which are revised in the new edition of the UK Maritime Security Chart Q6114  and FR SHOM Carte de Sécurité Maritime CS 8801.

Security Council Authorizes Inspection of Suspected Embargo-Breaking Vessels off Libya’s Coast.

Security Council Authorizes Inspection of Suspected Embargo-Breaking Vessels off Libya’s Coast.

Jun 20, 2016
In an effort to implement the arms embargo imposed on Libya, the Security Council today authorized Member States, acting nationally or through regional organizations, to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya believed to be in violation of the embargo.

Libya Threats

Libya Threats

Jan 29, 2016
In recent months, instability in the Libyan coastal region has increased. Armed groups with access to an unknown number of small boats continue to operate in the Central Mediterranean near the Libyan coast. Mariners are advised to conduct thorough risk assessments prior to voyages near this region, and when transiting these waters, extra vigilance is strongly advised.

Cyber security guidelines for ships

Cyber security guidelines for ships

Jan 12, 2016
BIMCO, together with other leading shipping organisations, has today launched a set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship.

 

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