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BMP 5 guidance necessary in every HRA transit, white paper says

Diaplous Maritime Services has produced a White Paper on the issue of the HRA border reduction in the Indian Ocean, which includes a detailed threat analysis on Somali Based Piracy after taking into consideration a number of variables. The official position of Diaplous is that shipping companies should not become complacent in matters of maritime security, in order to prevent a resurgence of piracy and that BMP 5 standards should be followed at all times for Somali Basin & GoA transits.

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Standard Club warns on current situation in Yemen

Security situation in Yemen has deteriorated - coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia The Standard P&I Club has issued an alert regarding the current security situation in Yemen.The Club informs that the security situation in Yemen has deteriorated, with coalition air strikes led by Saudi Arabia taking place in a number of areas.According to local correspondents, the Port of Aden is now closed and the situation locally is increasingly volatile. The Club has been informed that the ports of Hodeidah and Saleef are operating, however, operators considering trading to the region should exercise extreme caution. The club strongly recommends that members liaise closely with local agents and port and flag state authorities before calling at Yemeni ports. We suggest that members also notify their hull and machinery underwriters and war risks providers. Operators should comply with the most recent version of Best Management Practices when transitting the region's waters.Also read the following articles regarding the situation in YemenReuters -Yemen war clouds raise dangers for top oil shipping routeSkuld P&I Club -Yemen: Urgent updateSource: The Standard P&I Club

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