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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

  • Singapore invites proposals for LNG bunkering
    July 28, 2015 11:59:00 AM

    Singapore is inviting interested parties to apply for a licence to supply LNG fuel to ships in its waters.
  • Kenya leading the way on African maritime recruits
    July 28, 2015 11:39:00 AM

    Fifty students are expected to join the Technical University of Mombasa for diploma courses on marine engineering and nautical science later this year as African governments and maritime authorities work together to boost the maritime labour market.
  • Egypt to dredge access for APM's Suez Canal terminal
    July 28, 2015 10:32:00 AM

    Egypt has finally agreed to widen and deepen a channel giving APMT’s Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) direct access to the shipping canal’s northern end, after balking at the cost for a number of years.

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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