IMO - International Maritime Organization

06/11/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/11/2021 08:13

Enhancing maritime security in Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden – website launched

Regional cooperation is crucial in the fight against piracy and armed robbery against ships and other illicit maritime activities. A new website highlights the Djibouti Code of Conduct, adopted under the auspices of IMO which has been instrumental in containing the threat of piracy in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Its expansion into the Jeddah Amendment in 2017 introduced a comprehensive approach to dealing with broader threats to maritime security and the root causes, thereby improving regional maritime security, law enforcement and governance capabilities as well as facilitating maritime sector development.

The website for sharing information on the implementation of the code of conduct has been developed to showcase achievements, ongoing work, planned activities, coordination of capacity building efforts and to support resources mobilization. The platform will play a significant part in enhancing regional cooperation in countering piracy and other illicit maritime activities. Website: :