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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 14 – 20 September 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Shipping Industry to remove the Indian Ocean High Risk Area

After more than a decade of effective threat-reducing counter-piracy operations the shipping industry has removed the ‘Indian Ocean High Risk Area’ (HRA). Notification of the removal of the HRA from 0001 UTC on 1 January 2023 by industry bodies was forwarded in a submission on the 22nd of August, to the International Maritime Organization (IMO)for the next meeting of the Maritime Safety Committee scheduled to start on 31 October 2022. Although the situation is improving in the wider area, the European Maritime Awareness in the Strait of Hormuz (EMASoH) shall ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 06 – 13 September 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 31 August – 06 September 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Cydome achieved RINA’s Cybersecurity Class Certification

Cydome, the award-winning provider of ship-wide cybersecurity, is announcing that it has been certified by the IACS Classification Society, RINA (Royal Institution of Naval Architects), for its advanced cybersecurity suite covering IT, OT, communication cybersecurity and networks onboard ships as well as its compliance management tool. The evaluation conducted by RINA has assured that Cydome’s suite of tools, which offer cybersecurity for systems and networks onboard ships, complies with the marine regulatory framework of the Class Society and is suitable to be used in the marine environment. Cydome’s solution offers ...

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Iran navy says thwarted pirate attack on ship in Red Sea

An Iranian naval flotilla foiled a pirate attack on an Iranian merchant vessel in the Red Sea, the navy said, following a similar incident last month. “A suspicious boat with 12 armed people on board approached the Iranian merchant ship in Bab Al-Mandab” strait on Thursday, the state news agency IRNA said, citing a statement by the navy. It said a squadron had come into confrontation with the “pirates in the Red Sea,” adding that the invading boat “left the area” after the escort flotilla, “headed by the Jamaran destroyer… ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 24 – 30 August 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 17 – 23 August 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Shippers unlikely to see lower insurance premiums despite lesser Indian Ocean piracy risk: sources

Shipowners and charterers carrying commodities in the Indian Ocean are unlikely to see lower insurance premiums in the near term despite industry bodies’ decision to remove the region’s High Risk Area, or HRA, status, several maritime executives said Aug. 23. The piracy situation near Somalia has improved, which has warranted the decision of key international shipping associations to remove its HRA status, though that will not take effect until next year, a maritime insurance executive in Singapore said. Industry bodies, including the International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, International Marine Contractors ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 10 – 16 August 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 03 – 09 August 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Iran Says Its Naval Forces Foil Pirate Attack On Merchant Vessel In Red Sea

A senior Iranian commander claimed on Wednesday that the country’s naval forces thwarted an overnight pirate attack on one of the country’s merchant vessels in the Red Sea. Iranian Navy’s deputy head of operations, Rear Admiral Mostafa Tajeddini, said the escort flotilla of the army’s naval unit, led by the Jamaran destroyer, responded to a distress call from an Iranian ship in the Red Sea, and fended off the attacking boats after a heavy exchange of fire. “Thanks to the effective [naval] presence and after heavy exchanges, the attacking boats ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 27 July – 02 August 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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University of Plymouth and BMT join forces to improve cyber security in the maritime sector

BMT, a leading international multi-disciplinary engineering and design consultancy, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Plymouth to jointly research ship design and cyber security in the maritime sector. BMT has a growing cyber security team and recognises the unique challenges created in the maritime domain. The new agreement will look at harnessing the capabilities of the University’s recently opened £3.2 million Cyber-SHIP Lab. This world-leading facility is dedicated to simulating and understanding maritime cyber threats and facilitating future secure maritime operations through cyber resilience research, ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 20 July – 26 July 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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