Due to Enhanced Piracy in Horn of Africa and spreading of same in Arabian Sea, there is presence of Naval/Military forces in the Gulf of Aden .It is concentrated on the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC)
This has significantly reduced the incidence of piracy attack in this area. Somali pirate activity has been forced out into the Arabian Sea and beyond. . It is important to note, however, that there remains a serious and continuing threat from piracy in the Gulf of Aden.
With the “Best Management Practices” in force Address and contact details of following anti-piracy centers have gained considerable importance.
Telephone: +044 (0) 1923 958545
Fax: +44 (0) 1923 958520
Telephone: +60 3 2031 0014
Fax: +60 3 2078 5769
Telex: MA34199 IMBPC1
DGS has launched the e-module on registration of vessels for anti-piracy escort in the IRTC. The module is presently launched on ‘Beta - version’ for about 30 days and can be accessed by activating the “Anti piracy escort” icon on the home page of www.dgshipping.gov.in
The module is user friendly and involves two step registration, namely:
Obtaining user ID and the password. This is generated automatically on submission of basic information of the applicant but would be activated 48 hrs after the submission of application.
Registering for a particular escort service. This is achieved by accessing the registration form by using the assigned user ID and password.