The long awaited and much vaunted Best Management Practice 4 (BMP4) is currently being printed and due for distribution in early September.
The NATO Shipping Centre is directing interested parties to an advance pdf version.
Work has been ongoing to create the latest incarnation of industry Best Management Practice (BMP4), providing Suggested Planning and Operational Practices for Ship Operators, and Masters of Ships Transiting the Gulf of Aden, the Somali Basin and the Arabian Sea.
The Industry partners who have come together to produce the BMPs are also financially sponsoring the publication of 50,000 hard copies of BMP 4 so that they can be distributed to Industry on a free-of-charge basis. Additionally this year, a DVD has been produced by Steamship Mutual and endorsed by many association signatories. This will also be distributed on a free of charge basis.