A new IMO-funded
minibus will help support maritime security training in the Western Indian
Ocean and the Gulf of Aden area. The minibus, for ferrying students attending
courses at the Djibouti Regional Training Centre (DRTC), was funded through
Japan’s contribution to the Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC) Trust Fund.
handover ceremony (7 December), His Excellency, Mr. Otsuka Umio, Japan’s
ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti, lauded Djibouti for hosting the regional
Centre, and IMO for its leading role in promoting safety and security of
navigation in the region, through support for regional capacity-building
initiatives under the Code of Conduct. The DRTC is a vital component in the
provision of maritime security and other training in the region.
Djibouti Code of Conduct provides a framework to counter the threat of
piracy and other illicit maritime activity
The Djibouti Code
of Conduct concerning the Repression of Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships
in the Western Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden, as amended, provides a
framework for capacity building in the Gulf of Aden and Western Indian Ocean to
counter the threat of piracy and other illicit maritime activity that threatens
safety and security in the region.