Maritime Piracy Warnings Issued by REMISC in Sana’a are not Legitimate, Says IMO

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Alerting the international maritime community on Monday, the IMO stated that warnings currently being issued from the email account of the Regional Maritime Information Sharing Centre (REMISC) in Sana’a, Yemen (infoex@remisc.org) are not legitimate.

Given the current situation in Yemen, the centre has not been able to provide updated piracy incident information, and has temporarily stopped its activities.

The REMISC – together with the Mombasa and Dar es Salaam Information Sharing Centres (ISC) – is part of the information sharing network established under the Djibouti Code of Conduct framework (article 8 of DCoC and article 11 of the Jeddah Amendments), which became operational in 2011.

The network is used to exchange information on piracy incidents across the region and other relevant information to help shipping and signatory States to take action to mitigate piracy threats.

IMO has supported the REMISC since its establishment and operationalization. However, the Organization has no responsibility or oversight with respect to its current operations, an IMO communiqué stated.

Sea News, June 25