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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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  • Analyst: HMD's profit masks true picture
    July 31, 2015 5:37:00 AM

    Despite avoiding the red ink that tarred South Korea’s big three shipbuilders, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard’s (HMD’s) profit in the second quarter of 2015 camouflages its actual situation, said a sector analyst.
  • CMES buys four used Valemaxes
    July 31, 2015 5:33:00 AM

    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has signed an agreement with Vale Shipping Singapore to acquire four used Valemaxes for an aggregate of USD448 million.
  • Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering delivers first modules built for Total
    July 31, 2015 5:01:00 AM

    Nantong Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) has delivered the first modules built for oil company Total, which SOE believed laid the foundation for further co-operation with Total on the Yamal project.

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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