In recent years, ship hijackings have posed an increasingly serious threat to international shipping. We are working actively to reduce the risk of hijacking or other types of threats.
The work is regulated by recommendations from international maritime organisations and by the IMO’s ISPS (International Ship and Port Facilities Security) Code. The Code contains requirements regarding ships’ equipment and requires every ship to have security procedures and a trained person responsible for this area. Concordia Maritime’s partner NMM has a separate department that conducts a risk analysis before each voyage.
One of Concordia Maritime’s vessels was involved in a piracy-related incident during 2020. While Stena Important was anchored at Doula, Cameroon, pirates attempted to board the ship. The attempt was thwarted, which shows that processes and risk management are efficient.