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25 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) publishes its half yearly report for 2017

The report highlights that the situation of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia continues to improve, with the lowest number of incidents reported during a five-year period.

13 Jul 2017

Web Alert: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes its second quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2017. The report highlights continuing decline in the number of incidents of maritime piracy.

10 May 2017

Web Alert: Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) publishes its 2016 annual report

OBP has published its annual report on the state of maritime piracy for 2016.

8 May 2017

Web Alert: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes its first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2017

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the first quarter of 2017, covering the period from 1 January to 30 March 2017. The report highlights persisting violence in piracy hotspots off Nigeria and around the Southern Philippines.

11 Apr 2017

Web Alert: Somali piracy - recent attack shows there is no room for complacency

On 8 April 2017, the bulk carrier OS 35 was attacked and boarded by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. This attack follows the first hijacking by Somali pirates for five years. Read more here.

17 Jan 2017

Web Alert: Sulu-Celebes Sea - increase in pirate attacks & crew abductions

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre conducted a two day meeting of anti-piracy contact points and a workshop on piracy and armed robbery against ships involving participants from Africa, Asia and Europe in Singapore on 11 and 12 January 2017.

11 Jan 2017

Web Alert: International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes its 2016 annual report - crew kidnappings on the rise despite a decrease in piracy from 2015

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the 12 month period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

14 Dec 2016

Web alert: ReCAAP ISC issues monthly report on piracy in Asia

ReCAAP ISC has published its monthly report on piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia. In November 2016, a total of 10 incidents were reported, of which six were actual incidents while four were attempted incidents.

4 Nov 2016

Web Alert: GUARDCON and Firearms - The importance of clause 10 of GUARDCON

BIMCO has recently updated the guidance with respect to clause 10 of GUARDCON with a view to underlining the importance of validated firearms and user certificates.

3 Nov 2016

Web Alert: The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) publishes third quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2016

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the third quarter of 2016, covering the period from 1 January to 30 September 2016. With just 42 attacks worldwide this quarter, it is reported that piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1996.

21 Oct 2016

Web Alert: ReCAAP ISC Quarterly Report reveals a 65% decrease in piracy in Asia

This web alert looks at the amount and location of Piracy incidents in 2016. It includes advice from ReCAAP.

21 Oct 2016

Web Alert: Dryad Maritime publishes maritime crime figures for the third quarter of 2016

This Web Alert discusses the maritime crime figures published by Dryad Maritime.

7 Oct 2016

Web Alert: Oceans Beyond Piracy publish Handbook on the Use of Force for Private Security Companies

Oceans Beyond Piracy have recently published a Handbook on the Use of Force for Private Security Companies (‘the Handbook'), written by Phillip Drew and Rob McLaughlin.

2 Aug 2016

Web Alert: ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre issues special report on the abducting of crew from ships in waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines

In the light of three incidents where the crew of tug boats were abducted in the waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines, the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC) published a special report on the ‘Abducting of Crew from Tug Boats in Waters off Eastern Sabah and Southern Philippines’ in April 2016.

1 Aug 2016

Web Alert: Are the expenses during negotiation in a piracy case allowable in general average? (part two..)

This follows the decision of The Longchamp [1] in 2014. Following this judgement, some requests were made to re-open earlier adjustments where such costs had been excluded and the same principle was extended in some adjustments to similar expenses incurred while negotiating with salvors.

25 Jul 2016

Web Alert: IMB publishes second quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2016

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2016, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2016. It is reported that piracy and armed robbery at sea has fallen to its lowest levels since 1995.

20 Jun 2016

Web Alert: Change in piracy reporting in Gulf of Guinea

Members should be aware that the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre – Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG) – the centre set up to maintain and share details regarding maritime issues off the west coast of Africa – is set to close at 08:00 GMT on 20 June 2016.

8 Jun 2016

Web Alert: ISWAN updates its guidance on dealing with the aftermath of Piracy attacks

The maritime charity International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network, (ISWAN) has recently released an updated version of their publication entitled 'Humanitarian support of seafarers and their families in cases of armed robbery and piracy attack'.

18 May 2016

Press Article: Casualties of War

The Singapore War Risks Mutual featured in Lloyd’s List Intelligence April edition

27 Apr 2016

Web Alert: IMB publishes first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2016

The IMB has reported a decline in reported incidents for the first quarter of 2016, with 37 events between January and 31 March 2016, down from 54 for the same period in 2015.

29 Feb 2016

Web Alert: Caution for vessels transiting to West Africa

Members should be aware that there have recently been reports of a security breach in the Maritime Trade Information Sharing Centre, Gulf of Guinea (MTISC-GoG), resulting in information being leaked to individuals with intent and capability to launch hijackings in the area

15 Feb 2016

Web Alert: New anti-piracy guide for tankers operating in Asia

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) together with The Republic of Singapore Navy’s Information Fusion Centre (IFC) and the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) have recently published The Guide for Tankers Operating in Asia against Piracy and Armed Robbery Involving Oil Cargo Theft to help with the prevention of piracy attacks on tanker vessels operating in Asia

2 Feb 2016

Web Alert: IMB publishes annual report on piracy 2015 showing slight increase from 2014

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the 12-month period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

11 Dec 2015

Web alert: reduction in High Risk Area for piracy now in force - maritime security chart Q6099 updated

As of 1 December 2015, the reduction to the High Risk Area ('HRA') as defined in Best Management Practices 4, has taken effect.

24 Nov 2015

Web alert: security update - High Risk Areas - security guards and patrol/gunboats in the Gulf of Guinea

Despite the number of reported incidents of piracy declining globally, especially off Somalia with no reported incidents since 2013, shipowners continue to face threats from piracy and armed robbery in other regions across the world, including the Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia.

5 Nov 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes third quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2015

The IMB cautions against complacency in its latest report on piracy and armed robbery which covers the period from 1 January 2015 to 30 September 2015.

30 Oct 2015

Web alert: cyber security

Leading shipping organisations to publish guidelines on cyber security onboard ships in mid November.

15 Oct 2015

Web alert: BIMCO jointly issues 2015 revision to the NYPE form time charterparty

BIMCO has today jointly, with the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), issued a revision to the New York Produce Exchange Time Charterparty form ('NYPE'), the first since 1993.

9 Oct 2015

Web alert: High Risk Area for piracy in Indian Ocean reduced in size

In essence, the HRA no longer extends to waters off the Indian sub-continent.

22 Jul 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes second quarter report on piracy and armed robbery for 2015

The IMB has published its report on piracy and armed robbery for the second quarter of 2015, covering the period from 1 January to 30 June 2015.

29 May 2015

Web alert: In Transit Loss (ITL) clauses: do they apply to ALL cargo shortage claims? It seems not....

The Valle di Cordoba was chartered out on a BVOY3 form, with additional and amended terms. On the 24 December 2010, 15 armed pirates boarded the ship and seized control near Lagos, Nigeria. Under the amended charterparty terms there was an In-Transit Loss Clause (‘ITL’) which read as follows...

22 Apr 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes first quarter report on piracy and armed robbery 2015

In the first three months of 2015, there were 54 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships, an increase from 49 in the same period of 2014.

20 Apr 2015

Press article: Singapore War Risks Mutual takes off

David Roberts, Standard Asia managing director, discusses Singapore War Risks Mutual in the latest edition of Tradewinds

27 Mar 2015

Web alert: The Standard Club's Sam Kendall-Marsden spoke on "Pollution aspects of Costa Concordia" at Interspill 2015

On 26 March 2015, Sam Kendall-Marsden delivered a paper on "Pollution aspects of Costa Concordia" at Interspill 2015 in Amsterdam, a conference dedicated to spill prevention, preparedness and response.

24 Mar 2015

Web alert: use of Lagos Secure Anchorage Area approved by Nigerian Government agencies

The Lagos SAA is a protected zone approximately 10nm south-west of the Lagos Channel, with a centre point of 006°17’18’’N and 003°12’00’’E.

14 Jan 2015

Web alert: IMB publishes annual report on piracy, showing increase in hijackings in SE Asia

Piracy is reported to be at its lowest level since 2008, but there has been a marked increase in the number of hijackings in the previous 12 months.

2 Dec 2014

Web alert: are the expenses during negotiation in a piracy case allowable in general average?

In the Longchamp, the issue for the court was whether the expenses of negotiation in a piracy case were allowable in general average under the York-Antwerp Rules 1974.

2 Sep 2014

Web alert: Piracy - an ongoing need for vigilance

Despite an improvement in the overall piracy situation off Somalia and in the wider Indian Ocean, the threat remains.

18 Aug 2014

Web alert: Ivory Coast Authorities lift port restrictions in place in response to Ebola threat and general West Africa update

This web alert covers measures taken by West African nations in response to the Ebola outbreak – namely Ivory Coast; Nigeria; Gabon and Cape Verde; the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) response and other general advice to Members.

17 Jul 2014

Web alert: ReCAAP ISC publishes summary of piracy incidents in Asia for 2014

ReCAAP ISC has published a summary of its statistics for piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia between January and June 2014.

25 Apr 2014

Web alert: ICC IMB 2014 first-quarter report shows reduction in piracy incidents

The number of piracy incidents in the first-quarter of 2014 as reported by the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is the lowest since 2007

4 Apr 2014

Standard Bulletin, April 2014

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

3 Feb 2014

Press article: Piracy: Safer seas

With a more stable Somalia and improved maritime security, will the downward trend in piracy attacks continue, or will incidents in East African and South-East Asian waters ensure rough seas in future?

22 Jan 2014

Web alert: Intertanko amends model piracy clauses to take account of Gulf of Guinea risks

Intertanko recently announced that it has amended its model piracy clauses to take into account security issues specific to the Gulf of Guinea.

15 Jan 2014

Web alert: ICC IMB publishes 2013 annual report on piracy and armed robbery

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has published its 2013 annual report on piracy and armed robbery.

14 Jan 2014

Standard Bulletin, January 2014

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

13 Dec 2013

Standard Bulletin: Special Edition, December 2013

A special edition of the Standard Bulletin

27 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Piracy warning to ships transiting Malacca Straits/Singapore Straits/Malaysian waters off Johor and Tioman/east coast Malaysia

Two recent attempted robberies on the same ship entered with the club, at the same location, led to the club making enquiries about piracy incidents in this particular region.

4 Nov 2013

Web Alert: Italy clarifies position on employment of private armed guards on Italian-flagged vessels

On 19 October 2013 the Italian Public Security Department of the Ministry of the Interior released a circular clarifying Italy’s position relating to the employment of privately contracted armed security personnel.

1 Oct 2013

Standard Bulletin, September 2013

The latest edition of the Standard Bulletin

3 Sep 2013

Web Alert: International Group of P&I clubs updates piracy FAQs

The club has participated in drafting updated FAQs to keep members informed in relation to current piracy issues

30 Aug 2013

Web Alert: IMO issues circular letter highlighting Interim Guidelines for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

On 15 August 2013 the International Maritime Organization issued circular letter No. 3394 highlighting the Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy

7 Mar 2013

Web Alert: Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea – important contact numbers.

Incidents of hijacking, attacks and attempted boardings in the Gulf of Guinea continue to remain very high.

22 Mar 2012

Web Alert: Off-Hire Clauses and Piracy

In Osmium Shipping Corporation v Cargill International SA (The Captain Stefanos) the Commercial Court recently held that

13 Feb 2012

Web Alert: Piracy off West Africa

Whilst the main focus of piracy and anti-pirate activity has been centred with the piracy activity in Gulf of Aden (GOA), Somali Basin and Indian Ocean, there is continued concern that piracy attacks

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Kidnap and ransom 1 Sep 2014
GUARDCON West Africa 16 Apr 2014
Piracy Update 1 Apr 2014
Piracy Update 1 Sep 2013
Standard Club Hull 1 Sep 2013
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1 Oct 2013

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