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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

  • MMEA seizes vessels for illegal bunker transfer
    September 3, 2015 10:34:00 AM

    The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has seized two foreign-flagged vessels in Pengerang, Malaysia under the charge of illegal bunker transfer.
  • Otto Marine bags two long-term charters worth $25.2m
    September 3, 2015 5:54:00 AM

    Singapore-listed offshore services provider Otto Marine has entered into an agreement for two long-term anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) charter contracts worth USD25.2 million with a large oil and gas company.
  • Greek coast guard arrests Libya weapons ship
    September 2, 2015 5:08:00 PM

    Greece's coast guard has detained a Bolivian-flagged general cargo ship found loaded with undeclared weapons bound for Libya.

Yachting Piracy Advice

Yachting Piracy Bulletin

Somali Piracy warning for YACHTS


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