New BMP for West Africa from International Group

The International Group, in partnership with shipping industry associations, has launched  Best Management Practices (BMP) West Africa, an addition to the established BMP series. It provides guidance in regard to mitigating the threat of piracy and armed robbery at sea. The new BMP is intended to help Members and their sea-going personnel to assess voyage risks and diminish external threats to their safety while operating in and around the coast of West Africa, including the Gulf of Guinea.