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In June 2018, the 5th edition of the piracy-specific Best Management Practice (BMP5) was published compiling a useful and comprehensive guidance which introduces effective measures for the protection of crew, vessels and cargo while transiting the Red Sea, the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea. The new edition supersedes BMP4.
Given that regional instability has introduced other maritime security threats, which include deliberate targeting of ships by extremist groups and collateral damage arising from regional conflict, BMP5 aim to mitigate the risk from piracy and other maritime security threats. Additionally, along with BMP5 publication, a Global Counter Piracy Guidance is now available for companies, masters and seafarers as well as updated guidelines (version 3) for operators and masters suggesting effective measures to avoid piracy attacks in the GoG.