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Somalia signs up to anti-piracy code

15 December 2017

Somalia has taken a further step towards strengthening its criminal justice system by becoming a signatory to the Jeddah Amendment to the Djibouti Code of Conduct, an agreement reached by 14 states in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden that has been an aid to tackling piracy and armed robbery against ships operating in the region.

Adopted in January 2017, the amendment covers measures to suppress a range of illicit activities, including piracy, arms trafficking, trafficking in narcotics, illegal oil bunkering, crude oil theft, human trafficking, human smuggling and illegal dumping of toxic waste.

Although the incidence of piracy and armed robbery off Somalia has been significantly reduced due to the adoption of tough anti-piracy measures and the deployment of naval forces in the region, there have been some recent occasional attacks. Reports of these, and other incidents of piracy and armed robbery around the world collected by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) 24-hour Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC), include the following.

All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, tel: +603 2031 0014 (24 hours), email:

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