IMB Maritime Piracy - Practical Workshop

IMB Maritime Piracy - Practical Workshop
Fri, 12. March 2010
Hilton Hotel Saint Julians Malta - St Julians, Malta


Maritime piracy has plagued our seaways since trade began. Today this crime has once again unleashed itself on the maritime industry putting seafarers lives at risk. Waters around Somalia and Nigeria are of extreme risk, while the Asian waters still remain an area of concern.

Seafarers continue to be on the receiving end of this crime, which is also of great concern to the owner and operator as it endangers their greatest asset – the crew and vessel.

More than 75% of trade is carried out using the sea lanes. One of the biggest dangers of piracy not being understood, accepted or faced is that it will eventually affect the safety and security of a major link in the supply chain.

The ICC - International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is holding a one day intensive course on Piracy, aimed at not only sharing its knowledge but also providing a meaningful and practical response to dealing with this crime on both an operational as well as management level.

The course is aimed to benefit Masters, SSOs, CSOs, DPAs, and Senior Management. Insurance Companies, Chartering Houses, Brokers and Traders will also find the course of interest giving them an insight into the world of piracy.

Topics covered


The line up of speakers includes experts from the IMB along with Senior Legal Advisors, experienced hostage negotiators and security specialists.

Course outline

0830-0900: Registration / Coffee

0900-0910: Course overview / Introduction to IMB and PRC
Piracy - areas affected, statistics and types of piracy
0940-1000: Somalia - insight

1000-1015: Coffee

1015-1035: Nigeria - insight
1040-1240: Dealing with piracy / hijacking - management point of view (crisis management, negotiations and payments)

1245-1345: Lunch

1345-1415: Ransom paymen - Legal point of view
1420-1530: Dealing with piracy / hijacking - ship point of view (hardening of ship, ship routines, and procedures)

1530-1545: Coffee

1545-1630: Table top exercise
1630-1700: Discussions and Q&A

1700-1800: Reception


The cost for attending this one day practical course is £500.


To attend the course please register by clicking here or contact IMB directly at or Cyrus Mody on or call +44 20 7423 6960.


Hilton Hotel Saint Julians Malta
Saint Julians Malta
St Julians


Conveniently located 20 mins drive from the airport and 15 mins from Valletta, the Hilton Hotel can be found on the Portomaso waterfront in the fashionable Saint Julians district of Malta.

The 5 star hotel provides an oasis of tranquility and with its Business Centre and fully equipped conference rooms and facilities, is an ideal location at which to examine the complex issues of financial crime.

The Hilton offers a wide choice of rooms, 5 restaurants, 3 bars, lounges, a fitness centre, 21 meeting rooms and 4 outdoor pools.All rooms include spectacular views of the Mediterranean or marina and have their own balcony. They are air-conditioned and provide a selection of amenities as standard.