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  • Up mass rescue preparedness UK North P&I Club warns
    April 28, 2015 2:33:00 PM

    The UK’s North P&I Club has “warned” ship owners about costs that might not be covered while undertaking large scale rescues in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • DEME orders first two LNG powered dredgers
    April 28, 2015 1:37:00 PM

    Belgian dredging group DEME has ordered what it says will be the world’s first two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered dredgers from Dutch shipbuilder Royal IHC for an undisclosed price.
  • Seven Seaspan boxships for HHIC and China
    April 28, 2015 1:30:00 PM

    Canadian shipowner Seaspan has placed orders for seven containerships with five at HHIC Subic Bay, Philippines and two at Chinese yards Jiangsu Xinfu and Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding at a total cost of USD653.5 million.
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BMP4

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