The shipping ministries of the UK and Cyprus have vowed to boost ties across a wide range of maritime issues, including decarbonisation, sanctions implementation and the fight against piracy and fraudulent ship registration.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to that effect was signed on 21 February by British and Cypriot government officials in Limassol, Cyprus’ shipping capital.

Cyprus, a member of the European Union and a former UK colony, is Europe’s top ship management hub and one of the continent’s biggest flag states.