Launch of Best Management Practices 4

The fourth edition of the ‘Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy’ (BMP4) has been launched.

Supported by all major shipping associations, the Best Management Practices provides invaluable information to help all shipping companies, ship’s masters and crew to fully prepare their ship for transit through the High Risk Area, in order to avoid, deter or delay piracy attack.

Now in its fourth edition, the handy-size booklet provides important updates and new information since the issue of BMP3 in 2010. Changes include a section on the three fundamental requirements of BMP 4, an aide memoire on how to avoid being a victim of piracy, a checklist for company planning and, expanded guidance on the possible use of Private Maritime Security Contractors.

BMP 4 is fully supported and endorsed by EUNAVFOR, NATO, CMF, UKMTO and INTERPOL. Since they were first published, implementation of Best Management Practices has consistently proved to be the best defence against Somalia based piracy.

Complimentary hard copies of BMP4 will be distributed from September and soft copies will be available for free download from each of the websites listed below. 

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