Technical Circular No:001/2019

Subject: Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers.

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  • Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Master and Seafarers has been adopted by Maritime Safety Committee at its 100th
  • The purpose of this guidance is to protect seafarers, the ship and cargo and, to facilitate threat and risk assessment and planning for voyages transiting areas where the threat of attack by pirates and armed robbers exists. This guidance will be applicable to every ship type or in every region.
  • This guidance complements other industry guidance on piracy and armed robbery such as BMP latest version, guidance provided in latest MSC Circulars and Regional Guide to Counter Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia produced by ReCAAP ISC in collaboration with other regional organisations.
  • Ship owners / operators, Masters and Seafarers are advised to be guided by above.


  1. Global Counter Piracy Guidance for Companies, Masters and Seafarers.


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