This publication will help ship operators, Masters and mariners prepare for external threats to safety in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. It is jointly authored by shipping industry organisations and supported by military organisations. It complements guidance on piracy in the latest IMO MSC circulars, but also addresses threats specific to the region.
This edition of BMP is written primarily for oil tankers and gas carriers, but much of the guidance will be applicable to other types of ship. Its contents have been reordered to reflect the latest risk assessment, planning, reporting and mitigation process. Transit corridors and reporting procedures have been reviewed and emphasis is placed on the role of the mariner in reporting suspicious activity to the UKMTO.