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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  • Mercator untouched by sale of Singapore unit
    February 10, 2016 5:03:00 PM

    Mumbai-listed Indian shipping and logistics company Mercator Ltd will not be adversely affected by the sale of its Singapore-listed dry bulk shipping unit for a token SGD3 (USD2.14).
  • Precious Shipping MD warns of wave of dry bulk bankruptcies
    February 10, 2016 5:02:00 PM

    Thailand’s Precious Shipping has warned of the potential for a wave of bankruptcies in the dry bulk sector as banks roll back doubtful loans to financially-troubled bulk players.
  • Safmarine MPV backtracks from South Africa
    February 10, 2016 4:50:00 PM

    The specialised breakbulk and projects carrier of the Maersk Group, Safmarine MPV, is withdrawing from the South Africa-West Africa trade.
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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