International Group Revised Piracy FAQs

28 August 2013

Members should note that the International Group's FAQs on Piracy have recently been updated. The main changes are to reflect the following developments since October 2011:

  1. The increased activity of pirates in the Gulf of Guinea. Although the FAQs were developed in response to the threat presented by pirates operating out of Somalia, many of the provisions are applicable to piracy risks in general.
  2. The issuance by the IMO of Interim Guidelines for Shipowners.
  3. The increased use of floating armouries by private maritime security companies (PMSCs) and the added legal difficulties this can present.
  4. The practice of some charterers to employ PMSCs directly.

The current version of the IG FAQs on Piracy can be accessed by clicking on the attached document.