Comprehensive maritime security website launched
Essential maritime security guidance for the shipping industry is now available through a dedicated website at www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org. The new resource aims to provide easy access for companies and seafarers to valuable information and guidance.
The website collates information into 6 maritime risk areas and a drop down menu provides fast access to the relevant sections. Key areas covered; piracy, cyber, migration, stowaways, smuggling, and armed conflict and war.
Key resources available through www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org are new best practice guides to help companies and mariners risk assess voyages and mitigate against external threats to their safety.Best Practice Guides:
- The Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers is a new document providing guidance on piracy, armed robbery that can be used by mariners around the world.
- BMP5: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. The updated BMP5 replaces BMP4 edition.
- The third edition of the Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea region
All three publications are free to download from the website.
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