Guidance


Below is a list of guidance documents adopted by IMO which are relevant to maritime security. The document list can be sorted by ''Name", "Title", date of "Adoption" and "Subject" by simply clicking next to each of the sort items:


 

 Non-IMO Piracy Guidance

 
  
  
 

 Documents

 
  
  
  
  
  
Code of Practice for the investigation of crimes of piracy and armed robbery against ships18/01/2010Crime investigation
  
Guidelines to assist in the Investigation of the Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships23/05/2011Crime investigation
  
MSC.1/Circ.139009/12/2010CSO
  
Request for information on national legislation on piracy23/12/2008Legislation
  
Questionnaire on information on port and coastal State requirements related to Privately Contracted Armed Security on board ships22/09/2011PCASP
  
Revised interim guidance to shipowners, ship operators and shipmasters on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area25/05/2012PCASP
  
Interim guidance to Private Maritime Security Companies providing Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area25/05/2012PCASP
  
Revised interim recommendations for Port and Coastal States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area25/05/2012PCASP
  
Revised Interim Recommendations for Flag States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area25/05/2012PCASP
  
Measures to prevent the registration of "Phantom" ships22/01/2002Phantom ships
  
Measures to prevent acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships29/02/1984Piracy (global)
  
Prevention and suppression of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships21/11/1991Piracy (global)
  
Measures to prevent and suppress piracy and armed robbery against ships17/11/1993Piracy (global)
  
Responding to the scourge of piracy14/02/2011Piracy (global)
  
Piracy and armed robbery against ships - Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships 26/06/2009Piracy (global)
  
Piracy and armed robbery against ships -  Guidance to shipowners and ship operators, shipmasters and crews on preventing and suppressing acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships23/06/2009Piracy (global)
  
Guidelines on operational procedures for the promulgation of Maritime Safety Information concerning acts of piracy and piracy countermeasure operations17/05/2010Piracy (global)
  
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia15/06/2007Somalia
  
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia16/04/2009Somalia
  
Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia - Information on Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC) for ships transiting the Gulf of Aden03/08/2009Somalia
  
Implementation of Best Management Practice Guidance20/05/2011Somalia
  
Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP 4)14/09/2011Somalia
  
Piracy and Armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia20/12/2011Somalia
  
MSC.1/Circ.133216/06/2009Somalia
  
Interim guidance for flag States on measures to prevent and mitigate Somalia-based piracy25/05/2012Somalia
  
Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region15/08/2013West Africa
  
Prevention and suppression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in the Gulf of Guinea 05/02/2014West Africa