IMO’s training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

IMO provides training to countries in the west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden on managing insecurity in the maritime domain in a regional workshop at the Djibouti Regional Training Centre during 9-13 December.

Namely, the countries taking part in the training face major piracy problems in the maritime industry. Therefore, the participants are being educated on regional and national measures that need to be taken to adequately acknowledge, influence, prevent, protect and respond to challenges and dangers in the maritime domain.


A highlight of these national measures is working towards a ‘whole-of-government’ approach, by sharing the procedures on how multi-agency and multi-disciplinary efforts can better implement and enforce the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) and related Jeddah Amendment, the international treaties instrumental in repressing piracy and armed robbery against ships in the region.

Finally, participants include officers from coast guards, marine police, navy and maritime administrations, serving at sea or ashore, who have operational responsibility for maritime law enforcement and the countries taking part in the training are Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Tanzania, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, the Sudan and Yemen.