BMP - West Africa (Interim Guidelines)
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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.
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