Best Management Practice

In an effort to counter piracy in the area, Best Management Practices in the Gulf of Aden and off the Coast of Somalia (BMP) has been developed and is supported by the following international industry representatives:

  1. International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO)

  2. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)

  3. Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

  4. Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO)

  5. Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)

  6. International Association of Dry Cargo Ship Owners (INTERCARGO)

  7. International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (IGP&I)

  8. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

  9. International Union of Marine Insurers (IUMI)

  10. Joint War Committee (JWC) & Joint Hull Committee (JHC)

  11. International Maritime Bureau (IMB)

  12. International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

These Best Management Practices are also supported by:

  1. Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA)

  2. UK Maritime Trade Organisation (UKMTO Dubai)

  3. Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO)

Statistically it has been shown that the best form of defence in the Gulf of Aden and/or Indian Ocean region is:

  1. Compliance with BMP, including reporting requirements

  2. Full utilisation of ship protection measures

  3. Registering with MSCHOA

  4. Participating in Group Transits

Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (version 4)

IMO MSC/Circ.1333 Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships

IMO MSC Circ.1334 Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships
 
IMO MSC Circ.1337 PIRACY AND ARMED ROBBERY AGAINST SHIPS IN WATERS OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA

IMO MSC Circ.390 GUIDANCE FOR COMPANY SECURITY OFFICERS (CSOs)

OCIMF Piracy – The East Africa/ Somalia Situation

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