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CreatedThursday, 29 December 2011
Last modifiedThursday, 23 May 2019
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Best Managment Practice for the Gulf of Aden and off Somalia.
In an effort to counter Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and off the east coast of Somalia industry bodies including the International Maritime Bureau have published the Best Managment Practice (BMP) guidelines. Please click here to download a copy of the BMP pdf (Updated 24 August 2009).
All ships transiting waters around Somalia and Gulf of Aden (Updated 19 March 2010)
Possible pirate mother ship activity noted
19 March 2010 at 1228Z in position 08:58S – 044:02E, approximately 310NM southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
18 March 2010 at 1608Z near position 08:09S – 045:12E, approximately 360NM southeast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
These areas will remain high risk for the next 24-48 hours as weather conditions continue to be conducive to small boat operations. Mariners are warned to avoid transiting these waters if possible. If necessary to transit these waters, mariners are encouraged to use all counter-piracy measures and employ all best management practices.
Merchant vessels transiting this area are requested to report any suspicious activity to
UKMTO Dubai (+97 1505523215 – email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org )
IMB PRC (+60 320310014 – email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org ).
MSCHOA ( email@example.com" mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org ).
The description of some of the suspected pirate mother ships are as follows - long white, Russian made stern trawlers with names "BURUM OCEAN or ARENA or ATHENA".
ARENA or ATHENA
Source: Coalition Forces
- Commercial Crime Services
- IMB Piracy Reporting Centre
- Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau
- International Maritime Bureau
- Financial Investigation Bureau