Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (eBook)

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January 2000

Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (eBook)

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This eBook provides practical countermeasures and comprehensive checklists to help reduce armed robbery and piracy attacks on merchant ships.

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It is a fact that most of the armed robbery and piracy attacks around the world occur in port areas, either alongside or at anchor. This book explains why and shows how shore authorities in the locations involved should undertake preventative actions. It includes practical countermeasures, both visible and organisational, and has a comprehensive check-list that's helps identify and implement the most appropriate active response measures.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INTRODUCTION

2. THE THREAT OF PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS

3. COUNTERMEASURES BY SHIPS

4. WHY ARE SHORE-BASED COUNTERMEASURES NECESSARY

5. COUNTERMEASURES BY SHORE ORGANISATIONS

6. OVERCOMING PRACTICAL PROBLEMS

7. FURTHER ASSISTANCE

8. CONCLUSION

 

ANNEXES

A. CHECK-LIST

B. SELF-APPRAISAL

C. BENCHMARKING

OCIMF was formed in April 1970 in response to the growing public concern about marine pollution, particularly by oil, after the Torrey Canyon incident in 1967. In the early 1970s, a variety of anti-pollution initiatives were starting to emerge nationally, regionally and internationally, but with little coordination. Through OCIMF, the oil industry was able to play a stronger, coordinating role in response to these initiatives, making its professional expertise widely available through cooperation with governments and intergovernmental bodies.

OCIMF was granted consultative status at the IMO in 1971 and continues to present oil industry views at IMO meetings. Since then, its role has broadened to take account the changing maritime activities of its membership. Its remit now covers tankers, barges, offshore support vessels and terminals and its advice extends to issues like shipping in ice and large-scale piracy, which rarely troubled the oil industry when OCIMF was first created in the 1970s.

The current membership of OCIMF comprises 112 companies worldwide.

Today, OCIMF is widely recognised as the voice of the oil industry providing expertise in the safe and environmentally responsible transport and handling of hydrocarbons in ships and terminals and setting standards for continuous improvement. Membership is extensive and includes every oil major in the world along with the majority of National Oil Companies.

OCIMF has much to be proud of. Not only has it contributed to a substantial quantity of regulation at the IMO aimed at improving the safety of tankers and protecting the environment, but it has introduced important new guidance on pressing current issues such as piracy and Arctic shipping. With the process of introducing new Internationally-accepted regulation necessarily slow as it crosses many individual countries and jurisdictions, OCIMF is in the unique position of being able to leverage the expertise of its membership to press ahead with much needed guidance on important industry issues. This provides the means to improve practices in the membership and in the wider industry, and serves as a valuable reference for developing regulation.

Title: Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (eBook)
Number of Pages: 17
Product Code: WS1149EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-198-5 (9781856091985), ISBN 10: 1-85609-198-8 (1856091988)
Published Date: January 2000

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