Admiral urges shipowners to comply with piracy recommendations as Somali threat resurfaces

A Combined Maritime Force (CMF) visit to Dubai has given the regional counter-piracy coordinator an opportunity to discuss security issues with global maritime industry representatives.
Rear Admiral Tatsuya Fukuda JMSDF, Commander of Combined Task Force 151 (CTF151), paid a visit to the Dubai-based UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) and conducted discussions with the officer in charge, Lieutenant Commander Iain Beaton RN, and his team. The admiral also attended the bi-annual Maritime Information Exchange Vessel Operators Meeting (MIEVOM), an opportunity for merchant vessel owners to discuss ways to collaborate more closely with military naval officers from the international task forces working to maintain safe seas and pirate-free waters off Somalia.
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