|The International Chamber of Shipping and other shipping industry organisations, in cooperation with military navies, have developed a document which provides Best Management Practices (BMPs) to assist companies and ships avoid becoming victims of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, off the Coast of Somalia and in the Western Indian Ocean. It offers specific, practical advice for companies in order to avoid, deter, or delay pirate attacks, and it is strongly supported by a broad coalition of industry and intergovernmental organisations. The guidance is updated from time to time to reflect the evolving piracy situation in the region, and it is strongly recommended that all ships transiting the risk area comply with the BMPs.
Click to view and print the Piracy Best Management Practices (Version 4) in pdf format.
Ships transiting the danger area should also always register with the EUNAVFOR Maritime Security Centre at www.mschoa.eu