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

FAIRPLAY News feeds

  • It's time for rational and strategic thinking following Brexit victory
    June 24, 2016 5:21:00 PM

    The UK Chamber of Shipping has led the calls for calm from the maritime industry after Britons voted to leave the European Union, crashing the pound sterling to a 30-year low and wiping billions of dollars off share prices across European stock markets.
  • Austal takes out billion dollar contracts in newbuildings
    June 24, 2016 4:35:00 PM

    In a busy week Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has announced AUD130 million (USD96.3 million) in contracts for commercial ferries, for both Asian and European markets, and the delivery of its USS Montgomery littoral combat ship (LCS) to the US Navy.
  • European shipping shares stage partial recovery after Brexit shock
    June 24, 2016 3:24:00 PM

    Shares in shipping and maritime services companies listed in Europe staged a partial recovery by early afternoon on 24 June after deep losses in the morning following the UK vote to leave the EU.

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Best Management Practices

For signed-up users please see Advice To Masters section of the website

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