This section includes articles with measures to avoid or minimise the risk of piracy attacks, and industry bulletins on the areas most affected.

The situation is changing regularly, and for up to date information see the websites of the Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa and the NATO Shipping Centre. These sites are excellent sources of information. In the case of MSCHOA, in order to have full access to the site, including the latest alerts, advice to Masters and transit guidance, users are required to register.

The Club’s loss prevention DVD on this subject, “Piracy – The Menace at Sea”, which won the 2012 Seatrade Safety at Sea Award, is available on request to the Managers’ London representatives, and the film can be viewed at the following page of this website: www.steamshipmutual.com/PiracyDVD.htm

Other useful websites and resources:

Title Date
Cotonou (Benin) anti piracy measures January 2020
Piracy - Best Management Practices - BMP5 July 2018
ReCAAP Siphoning of Fuel/Oil at Sea in Asia July 2014
Piracy Alert - Armed Security in Nigerian Waters June 2014
Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme - Good Practice Guide January 2012
International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers October 2011
U.S. Coast Guard Advisory on Piracy - Emerging Security Threats Against Vessels November 2010
Piracy - is Cargo Lost? September 2010
Piracy - an Off-Hire Event? September 2010
U.S. Coast Guard Ports Information Matrix as at 18 May 2010 (PSA 08-09) May 2010
U.S. Executive Order on Somalia - Impact on Ransom Payments April 2010
U.S. Coast Guard Supplementary Advisory on Anti-Piracy Defensive Measures December 2009
U.S. Coast Guard Port Security Advisory on Firearms November 2009
Piracy September 2008