UGS MARSEC Digest October 2014


ReCAAP ISC Summary of Q3 Piracy & Armed Robbery in Asia For the first six months of 2014, there has been a significant increase in the number of incidents compared to the same period of last year. The ReCAAP ISC witnesses a surge in the number of incidents from 61 reported during January – June 2013 to 90 during the same period in 2014. However, after July 2014, there has been a significant reduction in the number of incidents within the three-month period from July to September in 2014. On a quarter-to-quarter comparison, there was a 33% decrease in the number of incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported during the period of July – September 2014 compared … Continue reading

UGS MARSEC Digest September 2014

UNSOM SPF Training

UNSOM Trains Somali Police Force More than 30 officers of the Somali Police Force  completed on Sep 24th a training course tailored to boost their skills and knowledge. This was a two week long comprehensive training targeted the Professional Standards Unit of the SPF and covered areas ranging from handling investigations, dealing with witnesses, handling crime scenes and human rights and international humanitarian law, among others. 35 participants, including 9 female officers, took part in the training, conducted by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) in partnership with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the European Union Capacity Building Mission for Maritime Security, the UN Police and the UN Development Programme. The trainers say the course was tailored … Continue reading