bmp4 piracy and armed robbery latest guidelines against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia to enhance maritime security levels against gulf of aden piracy are issued in IMO’s latest IMO MSC.1-Circ.1339. Depicting BMP4 Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy.
Guidance For Company Security Officers (CSOs) to enhance maritime security levels against gulf of aden piracy and horn of africa piracy are issued in IMO’s latest IMO MSC.1 Circ.1390.
The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) to enhance maritime security levels against gulf of aden piracy and horn of africa piracy have also issued the East Africa-Somalia Situation-Practical Measures to Avoid, Deter or Delay Piracy Attacks.
In the desire to promote safe and secure seas for the shipping community ReCAAP to enhance maritime security levels, in collaboration with:
- the Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF),
- the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA),
- the Information Fusion Centre (IFC),
- Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF),
- S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and
- Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)
have issued the Regional Guide To Counter Piracy And Armed Robbery Against Ships In Asia.
bmp4 signatories and imo security for gulf of aden piracy, horn of africa piracy and south-east asia piracy
As per imo security , the bmp4 signatories consist of:
- Cruise Lines International Association
- International Chamber of Shipping
- The International Group of P&I Clubs (IGP&I )
- International Maritime Employers’ Committee Ltd (IMEC)
- INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEDERATION
- International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)
- The International Parcel Tankers Association
- Joint Hull Committee (JHC)
- Joint War Committee (JWC)
- Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
- The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO)
- The Mission to Seafarers
- The World Shipping Council (WSC)
Naval, Military Forces, Law Enforcement Organizations Supporting bmp4
To ensure highest maritime security levels against gulf of aden piracy and horn of africa piracy, the following key bodies also support bmp4
- Combined Maritime Forces (CMF)
- The European Union Naval Force (EU NAVFOR)
- The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO)
- Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA)
- NATO Shipping Centre (NSC)
- Operation Ocean Shield
Before Entering HRAs
Maritime professionals working on ships with their vessel s about to enter a High Risk Area (HRA) have to get well prepared before their vessels enter a piracy area.
One of the check-points/steps is to make sure they have a safe and well-prepared Citadel Room, with always-on communications while inside their citadel room. This however means while in the citadel room, there is no access at all to ship’s independent bridge systems mentioned above, such as the:
As experience and practice shows internationally and over the years, the ship security alert system, ship’s lrit and ais
- are not only standalone bridge systems
- do not offer any citadel voice functionalities
- are the number one destroy priority points of pirates (along with other bridge systems)
On the other hand, the customised ASE Citadel ComCenter II is the only purpose-built anti piracy communications system, solely for counter piracy measures and integrates Voice SSAS and LRIT functionalities.