Anti-Piracy Distress Call Procedures

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued an Advisory providing suggested anti-piracy distress calling procedures for commercial vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden: (1) when in distress, call for help on VHF-16 and MF/HF DSC; (2) contact UKMTO by phone at +971 50 552 3215 or email at ukmto@eim.ae ; (3) if unable to contact UKMTO, contact MARLO Bahrain by phone at +973 3940 1395 or by email at marlo.bahrain@me.navy.mil ; and (4) activate the ship security alert system (SSAS).

(Source: Holland & Knight)

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