Updated Best Management Practices Re Piracy

Friday, August 28, 2009

An updated version (Version 2 dated August 2009) of the Industry Best Management Practices (BMP) re piracy in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia has been released to the shipping industry. The updated BMP are of particular importance and urgency to reach ship owners/operators/masters/crew before the expected end of the monsoons later this month, which is likely to correspond with an increase in piracy attacks.

A number of changes have been incorporated into the new version, based on lessons learned from vessels’ owners/operators, and in cooperation with EUNAVFOR (the EU Naval Forces in the region), and also on improvements regarding communications and reporting.

The updated BMP Version 2 will also be forwarded to the UN Contact Group WG3 for assistance in further dissemination as soon as possible.

The BMP updates include:

  • Weather and registration information
  • Transit Corridor systems
  • Additional protective measures
  • Ship manoeuvring recommendations
  • Harmonising piracy reporting
  • Streamlining contact information in the event of an attack


Industry association websites and the MSCHOA website are being updated accordingly. INTERTANKO, via its role as Merchant Navy Liaison Officer (MNLO) with EUNAVFOR’s Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) has been instrumental in coordinating the revisions with the industry supporting associations

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

Greek Coastguard Rescues 2,500 over Three Days

Greece's coastguard has rescued about 2,500 migrants and refugees off the country's eastern islands over the past three days, authorities said on Monday, as the

BIMCO Outlines LIS Week Schedule

BIMCO’s breakfast brief, titled “The Future Of Maritime Security” is aimed at CEOs and Directors who will have an opportunity to hear more on the latest threats

Hurricane Ignacio Will not Affect Hawaiian Port Operations

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port continues to closely monitor the movement of Hurricane Ignacio and based on the storms current trajectory to the northwest

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.4142 sec (2 req/sec)