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

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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