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The Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) aims to provide a service to mariners in the Gulf of Aden, the Somali Basin and off the Horn of Africa. More

FAIRPLAY News feeds

  • MPHRP announces new head under ISWAN
    August 3, 2015 4:32:00 PM

    Tom Holmer, former head of the International Transport Workers’ Federation’s Seafarers’ Trust, has been chosen to lead the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP).
  • Jiangmen Nanyang secures bulker quartet
    August 3, 2015 1:15:00 PM

    Chinese shipbuilder Jiangmen Nanyang Ship Engineering has secured an order for four Handysize bulk carriers from Hong Kong-based Sino Asia Shipping.
  • Jiangsu Newyangzi wins orders for 16 vessels
    August 3, 2015 1:13:00 PM

    Chinese shipyard Jiangsu Newyangzi Shipbuilding has won orders for eight containerships and eight general cargo vessels from in house Singapore-based shipowner Yangzijiang Shipping.

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Best Management Practices

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In response to the developing situation in the Yemen, MSCHOA recommends that all mariners in the Gulf of Aden:

- Continue to follow BMP 4.

- Consider that evacuations are likely together with increased potential for refugee traffic, which may increase the likelihood of SOLAS events