Steamship Services Publishes Revised War and Piracy Area Warnings

December 24, 2015

Following a review by Steamship Services Joint War Committee, the War Breach areas have been revised and amended.

War and Piracy warnings have been amended for the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and the Southern Red Sea

The committee has deleted warnings for Bahrain, Northeast Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago.

The new list, incorporating the above, is as follows:
War listed areas in Africa include: “Benin, Eritrea, but only South of 15º N, Gulf of Guinea, but only the waters of the Togolese, Beninese and Nigerian Exclusive Economic Zones north of Latitude 3° N, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia and Togo.”

The warnings for the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and the Southern Red Sea were as follows:
In Asia – waters around Pakistan in

For Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – The Port of Jakarta.

In the Middle East: “Iran, Iraq, including all Iraqi offshore oil terminals, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia excluding transit, Syria and Yemen.

In South America the warning covers “Venezuela, including all offshore installations in the Venezuelan EEZ.”

The bulletin gave further details for each of the regions affected, and also stated: “Definitions:
Named Countries shall include their coastal waters up to 12 nautical miles offshore, unless specifically varied above.

“Named Ports shall include all facilities/terminals within areas controlled by the relevant port authority/ies (or as may be more precisely defined by Insurers) including offshore terminals/facilities, and all waters within 12 nautical miles of such but not exceeding 12 nautical miles offshore unless, specifically stated.

Source: Steamship Services

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