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The potential consequences of not following industry best practices may be severe when transiting areas prone to piracy.

The BMP5 and the Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers were both published in June 2018. Electronic copies of the publications were released at that time and are available to download from www.maritimeglobalsecurity.org,

Members and clients are advised to familiarise themselves with the above guidance documents.

Printed copies of the above publications are now available free of charge and can be obtained from Witherby Publishing. Please contact Emily Christie, Email emily.christie@witherbys.com or +44 (0) 1506 463227 stating your name, company name, address and contact telephone number together with the number of books required.

See also our Alert New ‘one stop shop’ for maritime security advice.