BMP - West Africa (Interim Guidelines)


  • Date: 20/03/2013

TO THE MEMBERS

Our Ref: HWRB

Dear Sirs

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES – WEST AFRICA

Due to significantly increased security concerns in the Gulf of Guinea region and following the number of ships seized by pirates, the Round Table of international shipping associations (BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, and INTERTANKO) has developed Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea region.

The Interim Guidelines are a result of the collaborative efforts of the four associations and also have the support and endorsement of the NATO Shipping Centre.

The Interim Guidelines are based on and should be read in conjunction with the Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP4) that address the Somalia-based piracy problem.

The Association encourages all Members involved in trade to the region to read and follow the Guidelines closely.

The Interim Guidelines can be found here.

Yours faithfully,

THOMAS MILLER (BERMUDA) LTD
Managers

Managers’ Agents:
Thomas Miller (Isle of Man) Limited Telephone: +44 (0)1624 645210
2nd Floor, Samuel Harris House Telex: 629807 MUTUAL G
St George's Street E-mail: hwr@thomasmiller.com
Douglas Fax: +44 (0)1624 645211
Isle of Man 
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