The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) has expressed deep concern over recent assaults by paramilitary forces in Yemen on commercial vessels passing through the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
These incidents pose a significant risk to international shipping, and maritime safety, and violate international law and maritime regulations according to the Chamber which supported the IMO’s call for an immediate halt to attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, which endanger innocent sailors.
“The impact on the safety and well-being of the crews on these vessels, while serving global trade, should not be underestimated,” said the CSC.
Furthermore, the Chamber noted that while the shipping industry is taking all necessary security precautions to protect ships and seafarers navigating these waters, robust international maritime safety policies in the region must continue to be reinforced.
Countries with influence in the area should ensure the safe passage of ships and their crews, reinforcing well-developed international maritime safety policies in the region, said the Chamber.
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