Leading international shipping associations have launched a website dedicated to providing comprehensive maritime security guidance to companies and mariners.
The Maritime Global Security website was launched at the end of June 2018 in collaboration with the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), INTERCARGO, InterManager, International Group of P&I Clubs (IGP&I), Intertanko, and Oil Companies International Marine Forum.
The website - provides security-related guidance produced by the industry as well as links to other useful maritime and military security resources.
“In a world of increasingly complex security risks, it is essential that mariners and ships are protected. The new website will be a freely available facility where companies and mariners can access essential guidance and information to help them comprehensively prepare for voyages through areas of security risk,” said the authors.
Central to the website are three publications that provide best practice guides to help companies and mariners risk assess voyages and mitigate against external threats to their safety.
The first, titled ‘Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers’ contains guidance on piracy and armed robbery. that can be used by mariners around the world.
‘BMP5: Best Management Practices to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Safety in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea’ contains guidance for region-specific threats.
The third edition provides advice for owners, operators and masters for protection against piracy and armed robbery in the Gulf of Guinea region.