Web Alert: IMO issues circular letter highlighting Interim Guidelines for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

News & Insights 29 August 2013


On 15 August 2013 the International Maritime Organization issued circular letter No. 3394 highlighting the Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy

On 15 August 2013 the International Maritime Organization issued circular letter No. 3394 highlighting the Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region, which are intended to be read in conjunction with Best Management Practices.

The circular letter also expresses the Maritime Safety Committee’s deep concern for, and condemnation of, piracy and armed robbery against ships and the extreme violence exhibited against crews in the Gulf of Guinea.

The circular letter can be found online here:

http://www.imo.org/OurWork/Security/PiracyArmedRobbery/Guidance/Documents/CL3394.pdf

The Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region can be found online here:

https://www.bimco.org/en/News/2012/12/~/media/Security/Piracy/Gulf_of_Guinea/2012-12-20_RT_agreed_GoG_anti-piracy_guidance.ashx

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