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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

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  • Zhongchang Marine's senior staff quit as stocks stay suspended
    October 2, 2015 5:16:00 PM

    Senior staff of struggling Chinese coastal dry bulk shipping outfit Zhongchang Marine have resigned as the company continues to work through its debts.
  • Pessimistic Farstad to lay up five ships
    October 2, 2015 1:02:00 PM

    Farstad Shipping, the listed Norwegian offshore services vessel owner, is to lay up five ships in an anticipation of further weakening of the market.
  • High season fails to lift container rates
    October 2, 2015 12:50:00 PM

    Present high season in container shipping has not been strong enough to support freight rates and it is questionable whether the capacity cuts that alliances of lines have unveiled will be enough to support them either, a senior shipping analyst said.
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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