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Anti Shipping Activity Messengers (Piracy maps)
Anti Shipping Activity Messengers (Piracy maps)

Learn how you can track pirate activities on your map (updated every 24 hours)

Kristin Omholt-Jensen avatar
Written by Kristin Omholt-Jensen
Updated over a week ago

We update the Anti Shipping Activity Activities daily.

About Anti-Shipping Activity

Article 101 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

sets out the definition of piracy under international law, as follows:

Piracy consists of any of the following acts:

  1. Any illegal acts of violence or detention, or any act of depredation, committed for private ends by the crew or the passengers of a private ship or a private aircraft and directed:

    - on the high seas, against another ship or aircraft, or against persons or property on board such ship or aircraft.

    - against a ship, aircraft, persons, or property in a place outside the jurisdiction of any State.

  2. Any act of voluntary participation in the operation of a ship or of an aircraft with knowledge of facts making it a pirate ship or aircraft.

  3. Any act of inciting or intentionally facilitating an act described in subparagraphs 1 or 2.

Piracy acts on the marine map

In Maritime Optima you will find updated Anti Shipping Activity in the menu on your right side. Go first to the Map Layers and then choose the filter you need - Anti Shipping Activity.

Anti-shipping Activity Messages (ASAM) include the locations and descriptive accounts of specific hostile acts against ships and mariners. The reports may be useful for the recognition, prevention, and avoidance of potential hostile activity.

We update our Anti shipping Activity Message maps every 24 hours and you will find the adverse events against ships and mariners reported during the last 365 days.

Zoom in and click on the reported adverse events to see more details about the incident:

Here we have added the Suezmax sub-segment to the map, and the vessels are marked in yellow color. You can follow any vessels in real-time, so you can be aware of the risk you are carrying trading in waters where piracy may occur.

Read more about the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and piracy in this document.

Mobile App

On your mobile phone, you will find the piracy maps in the menu at the button on the screen. Choose Map Styles and Layers, and then select the Anti Shipping Activity tab. Click on any area to see the details.

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