Thursday, April 30, 2009

ISAF Publish Guidelines For Prevention Of Piracy

ISAF announced today the publication of Guidelines for yachts considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters.

In view of the recent escalation in piratical attacks in the area of the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali, and the consequent very high risk, the essential advice is not to enter this area. However a yacht which, despite this advice, decides on such a passage is recommended to make contact in advance with the naval authorities and will find in the document basic guidance for her transit. The Guidelines are a joint production of MSCHOA (Maritime Security Centre, Horn of Africa), and ISAF under the auspices of the ISAF International Regulations Commission.

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