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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

  • Merchant shipping rejects formal role in migrant rescues
    October 6, 2015 6:08:00 PM

    The head of the Danish Shipowners' Association has warned Europe’s politicians that merchant shipping must not be seen as central to the rescuing of refugees in the Mediterranean.
  • Piraeus privatisation pushed back
    October 6, 2015 5:43:00 PM

    The Greek government has had to postpone the sale of a majority stake in Piraeus, its largest port.
  • Damen takes over specialist voyage repairer
    October 6, 2015 5:34:00 PM

    Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has acquired fellow Dutch shiprepairer D. van de Wetering, which claims to be one of the oldest ship repairers in Europe with a history going back to 1880.

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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