Pirates Reportedly Execute Seafarer, UN Anti-Piracy Action Plan

Monday, February 07, 2011

The United Nations (UN) issued a news release stating that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for a long-term strategy of deterrence, security, rule of law, and development to fight the scourge of piracy off the Somali coast. In announcing the launch of the World Maritime Day theme, IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos said: “We were appalled by yesterday’s news that pirates had executed, apparently in cold blood, a seafarer on the Beluga Nomination.” The main aims of the Action Plan are to: (1) increase pressure at the political level to secure the release of all hostages held by the pirates; (2) review and improve the Best Management Practices to deter pirate attacks; (3) promote better support from and cooperation with navies operating in pirate waters; (4) promote anti-piracy coordination; (5) assist States to build capacity to deter piracy and to bring pirates to justice; and (6) provide care for those attacked and their families. (2/3/11).

(Source: Bryant’s Maritime News)


Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Cutter Diligence to Return

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is scheduled to return to their homeport in Wilmington Saturday following a 45-day patrol in the Caribbean Sea. During their patrol,

China Completes lighthouses construction in disputed South China Sea

China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing's maritime ambitions.

Singapore-issued CoCs need Revalidation

Holders of Singapore-issued certificates of competency (CoCs) need to revalidate their CoCs to meet the requirements of the 2010 Manila amendments to the International

Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4257 sec (2 req/sec)