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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


  • Boskalis JV EUR500 million Veja Mate wind farm contract
    July 1, 2015 1:10:00 PM

    In partnership with VolkerWessels (Volker Stevin International), Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a contract from Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH.
  • TUI Cruises orders two more ships at Meyer Turku
    July 1, 2015 12:52:00 PM

    TUI Cruises, which is a joint venture between the German tour operating company TUI and Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd (RCCL), which is the world's second largest cruise shipping company, says it has ordered two ships at Meyer Turku Shipyard in Finland.
  • Boskalis wins EUR35 million Portsmouth dredging contract
    July 1, 2015 12:22:00 PM

    Dutch dredging major Royal Boskalis Westminster has been awarded a contract from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) of the UK Ministry of Defence for capital dredging of the approach channel to the port of Portsmouth.

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BMP4

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