Declaration Condemning Acts of Violence Against Seafarers (Washington Declaration)

Naval Response

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Industry Response

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Plight of Seafarers

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  • The Declaration Condemning Acts of Violence Against Seafarers (“Washington Declaration”) is a declaration of flag states designed to ensure post-pirate attack incident reports are filed with the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). These reports are focused on tracking the level and type of violence pirates’ use against seafarers. The Declaration initially concentrated primarily on incidents off the coast of Somalia.  The major flag states and seafaring nations reaffirmed their commitment to provide information on West African incidents at the 9/23/2014 Forum on Seafarer Welfare.

Messaging and Advocacy

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Regional Capacity

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Rule of Law

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  • Signatories of the Washington Declaration commit to supplying post-incident reports to the IMB after pirate attack or hijacking.

Coordination

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