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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 01 – 13 June 2023

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 25 – 31 May 2023

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 18 – 24 May 2023

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 11 – 17 May 2023

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 16– 17 May 2023

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

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US leads 11-nation force to increase air, sea patrols around the Persian Gulf’s Strait of Hormuz

The US is leading 10 other nations in stepping up patrols in the Middle East, specifically in and around the Strait of Hormuz, where Iran seized two merchant vessels since late April alone. The Defense Department “will be making a series of moves to bolster our defensive posture in the Arabian Gulf,” or the Persian Gulf, White House spokesperson John Kirby told reporters May 12, according to AFP and other news wires. “Iran’s unwarranted, irresponsible and unlawful seizure and harassment of merchant vessels must stop,” the US 5th Fleet’s commander, ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 04 – 10 May 2023

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 27 April – 03 May 2023

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

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Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2023 – Ways to Forge Stronger Partnerships to Ensure Safe and Secure Seas

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC), together with the three co-organisers BIMCO, INTERTANKO and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), held an annual Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference today in conjunction with Singapore Maritime Week 2023. This year’s conference featured a two-part panel discussion where panellists deliberated on the importance of “Partnership” between the shipping industry and law enforcement agencies in combating piracy and armed robbery against ships, to ensure safe and secure seas for seafarers. Dr Heike Deggim, Director of the Maritime Safety Division at the International ...

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Maritime security: 2022 year in review

According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report (2022), global piracy has hit a 30-year low and is declining for the second year in a row. The ICC IMB’s annual report shows a 13% drop in overall attacks in 2022 compared to 2021, where the decline has been attributed primarily to the decrease in activity in the Gulf of Guinea. The report recorded a total of 115 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in 2022 – compared to 132 in 2021 – with half of ...

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Asia’s Q1 piracy incidents up 9% on year: ReCAAP

Sea robbery and piracy related incidents in Asia rose 9% year on year to 25 in the first quarter of 2023 due to more of such attacks in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, an international watchdog monitoring the trend said late April 27. More than 75% of these incidents took place in the Singapore Straits, according to ReCAAP, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia. Its share was 65% and 60% in the whole of 2022 and 2021, the data showed. ReCAAP’s ...

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ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Global Maritime Crime Programme Strengthen Partnership to Combat Maritime Crimes

The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Global Maritime Crime Programme (GMCP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation between the two organisations in combating maritime crime and piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. Under the MoU, ReCAAP ISC and UNODC GMCP have agreed to exchange information and material on threats and trends related to maritime crime, piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. The MoU will also facilitate reciprocal representation by the ReCAAP ISC and ...

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Maritime Roundtable on “Criticality of Timely and Accurate Reporting of Piracy and Sea Robbery Incidents”

Senior representatives from the shipping industry, law enforcement agencies, international organisations and academia participated in the second ReCAAP ISCRSIS Maritime Roundtable yesterday, held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week 2023. Participants had a robust deliberation on the topic of “Criticality of Timely and Accurate Reporting – Assessment.” In the first roundtable held in 2018, the law enforcement agencies had given feedback that the lack of timely and accurate incident reporting from the shipping community was a key factor inhibiting prompt response and the timely arrest of perpetrators. Delays in ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 20 – 26 April 2023

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 13 – 19 April 2023

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

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