Update on 22 Aug 2022:
Shipping Associations including INTERCARGO, during their ongoing reviews of the security situation in the Indian Ocean and Southern Red Sea, have assessed that the status of the piracy situation will now allow for the High Risk Area (HRA) in the Indian Ocean to be removed. In order to allow sufficient time for adjustment to operations by shipowners and security providers, amendment to charts by hydrographic organisations and changes for other stakeholders, the HRA will be withdrawn at 0001 UTC on 1 January 2023.
The IMO has been informed of the decision made by the shipping Associations, through a paper submitted to MSC 106, as attached.
Update on 17 Oct 2021: