Piracy

In recent years, ship hijackings have posed an increasingly serious threat to international shipping. We are working actively to reduce the risk of any of our vessels being hijacked or exposed to other types of threats.

Extensive analyses and risk assessments are conducted before each voyage. Based on the outcome of these, we make strategic and tactical choices in terms of route, special support and other measures. The work is regulated by recommendations (best management practice) from international maritime organisations such as Intertanko, and by the IMO’s ISPS (International Ship and Port Facilities Security) code. The code establishes requirements regarding ships’ equipment and requires every ship to have security procedures and a trained person responsible for this area. All vessels in the fleet satisfy the requirements of the ISPS Code.