IMO has been combating maritime piracy for some time and a series of measures, developed with the co-operation of the littoral States and the support of the industry, helped significantly reduce piracy in the hot spots of the late 1990s and the early 2000s: the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. IMO has addressed piracy off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean, since 2008, and more recently has begun implementing a strategy for enhancing maritime security in West and Central Africa.
Piracy off the coast of Somalia
IMO and the international community have devoted much effort to combatting piracy off the coast of Somalia, in the Gulf of Aden and the wider Indian Ocean, issuing guidance
and working to improve regional capacity to counter-piracy by developing enhanced regional cooperation and coordination, under activities aimed at implementing the Djibouti Code of Conduct.
Piracy and armed robbery against ships off the coasts of west and central Africa.
Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP 4) i.
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