The High Risk Area (HRA) contained within BMP4 has been revised by the Industry Organisations and signatories to Best Management Practice (BMP) . For the full statement by Industry and how this affects the Vessel Registration Movement reporting requirements to MSCHOA please open the link below

- Industry Press Release
- BMP Amendments
- Ilustrated map

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    November 25, 2015 1:12:00 PM

    Chinese leaders seldom miss an opportunity to punt their One Belt, One Road trade strategy, and when premier Li Keqiang met with Lithuanian prime minister Algirdas Butkevicius this week he called for more progress in joint railway and port projects.
  • Maersk Line sees consolidation opportunities
    November 25, 2015 12:52:00 PM

    Maersk Line chief operating officer Soren Toft has said Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is not its only potential acquisition target, but he declined to comment on whether the Danish carrier planned to make a formal bid.
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    November 25, 2015 12:15:00 PM

    New safety training resources from Intertanko to be published next year could prove useful for ship operators of all ship types and trades.
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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