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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    Container trade spot frieght rates should stage a marked recovery next year, but short-lived successes with general rate increases should not be regarded as evidence of a fundamental improvement between supply and demand, a senior shipping analyst said.
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    December 1, 2015 3:33:00 PM

    South Korean export credit agency Korea Trade Insurance Corporation and the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency have granted USD620 million in export financing to DSME to fund the construction of two drillships.
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    December 1, 2015 2:43:00 PM

    The campaign against ‘cheap’ foreign crews sailing in Australia’s coastal trade has taken an acrimonious turn with the crew of the bulk carrier Portland defying an order to sail to Singapore.
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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