International Maritime Organisation

EU initiative for the Gulf of Aden

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The European Union (EUNAVFOR ATALANTA) is initiating a ‘Close Support Protection’ system for vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden.

ICC supports IMO amendments on vessel air emissions

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ICC’s Committee on Maritime Transport acknowledges and supports the amendments on vessel air emissions proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on 4 April 2008.

Le Ponant crew released

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The French sailing cruise vessel LE PONANT, hijacked near the approaches to the Gulf of Aden on 4 April 2008, was released by its hijackers on 12 April 2008.