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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Oman Signs Djibouti Code of Conduct

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

December 7, 2018

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Oman has become the 16th signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct – the instrument developed and adopted by countries in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been a key factor in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in that region.

Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen are other 15 countries.

The Amendment significantly broadened the scope of the Djibouti Code when it was adopted at a high-level meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in January 2017.

It covers measures for suppressing a range of illicit activities, including piracy, arms trafficking, trafficking in narcotics, illegal trade in wildlife, illegal oil bunkering, crude oil theft, human trafficking, human smuggling, and illegal dumping of toxic waste.

Said Bin Al-Harthy, Under Secretary for Ports & Maritime Affairs of Oman deposited the instrument with Secretary-General Kitack Lim at International Maritime Organization (IMO)  Headquarters in London (7 December).

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