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Singapore MPA issues circular re updates on guidance to deter piracy

Monday, 20 February 2012 | 16:30
MPA Singapore issues circular regarding updates on guidance to deter piracy in the high-risk area off the coast of Somalia.
Registering with and reporting to the MSCHOA and UKMTO are part of
key fundamentals of the BMP. Singapore-registered ships should report to the
MSCHOA prior to entering the High Risk Area (HRA) (an area bounded by the
Suez and the Strait of Hormuz to the North, 10oS and 78oE). Ships entering the
UKMTO Reporting Area (an area bounded by Suez to the North, 10oS and 78oE) should send an initial report and to report daily to the UKMTO, even if the ship was not transiting the HRA or stationed for prolonged periods in ports or in the offshore waters of ports in the vicinity of the HRA.
Shipowners, managers and operators of Singapore-registered vessels are
advised to instruct their shipmasters and crew to remain vigilant when passing through the High Risk Area and to monitor situational updates as per provided in the Maritime Security Centre - Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) website
Source: Singapore MPA
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