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The International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau (IMB)’s annual piracy report recorded an increase of piracy and armed robbery incidents in 2020. In 2020, IMB’s Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) received 195 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships worldwide, in comparison to 162 in 2019. The incidents included three hijacked vessels, 11 vessels … More Gulf of Guinea Records Highest Ever Number of Crew Kidnapped in 2020, According to IMB’s Annual Piracy Report
A cargo ship carrying two illegal migrants, possibly Algerian citizens, arrived at Klaipeda port, Lithuania. At the end of the inspection, officers of the Pagėgiai team of the SBGS Special Purpose Division ensured that the migrants did not disembark from the ship. This ship with the Maltese flag had arrived from the Russian port of … More Illegal Migrants Intercepted on a Cargo Ship at Klaipeda Port
This $5 million training facility donated by the United States will be owned and operated by the Republic of Cyprus and will allow international partners to train in a dedicated facility with cutting edge equipment. Here, experts from the region will receive state of the art instruction in border security, customs and export controls, port … More US Partnering with Cyprus on a Training Centre for Border and Port Security, known as CYCLOPS