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​​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:


 
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05/07/2017MSC.1-Circ.1585Reporting Of Incidents Of Piracy And Armed Robbery Against ShipsIn The Gulf Of GuineaGulf of Guinea
18/10/2016Circular Letter No.3684Marine Domain Awareness for Trade Gulf of Guinea” (or MDAT-GoG)Gulf of Guinea
02/12/2015Circular Letter No.3606Revision to coordinates of the High Risk Area (HRA)Somalia
11/08/2015Circular Letter No.3575Establishment of National points of contact for communication of information on piracy and armed robbery to IMOPiracy (global)
12/06/2015MSC.1-Circ.1333-Rev.1Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against shipsPiracy (global)
12/06/2015MSC.1-Circ.1506Information regarding the High Risk Area (HRA) and Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia-based PiracySomalia
12/06/2015MSC.1-Circ.1406-Rev.3Revised Interim Recommendations for Flag States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk AreaPCASP
17/07/2014CL 3366-Add.1Reminder to submit information in relation to MSC-FAL.1/Circ.2 on Questionnaire on information on port and coastal State requirements related to privately contracted armed security personnel on board shipsPCASP
05/02/2014A.1069(28)Prevention and suppression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in the Gulf of Guinea West Africa
15/08/2013CL3394Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea regionWest Africa
25/05/2012MSC.1-Circ.1405-Rev2Revised interim guidance to shipowners, ship operators and shipmasters on the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board ships in the High Risk AreaPCASP
25/05/2012MSC.1-Circ.1443Interim guidance to Private Maritime Security Companies providing Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk AreaPCASP
25/05/2012MSC.1-Circ.1444Interim guidance for flag States on measures to prevent and mitigate Somalia-based piracySomalia
25/05/2012MSC.1-Circ.1408-Rev1Revised interim recommendations for Port and Coastal States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk AreaPCASP
20/12/2011A.1044_27Piracy and Armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of SomaliaSomalia
22/09/2011MSC-FAL.1Circ.2Questionnaire on information on port and coastal State requirements related to Privately Contracted Armed Security on board shipsPCASP
14/09/2011MSC.1-Circ.1339Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP 4)Somalia
23/05/2011MSC.1Circ.1404Guidelines to assist in the Investigation of the Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery against shipsCrime investigation
20/05/2011Res.MSC.324Implementation of Best Management Practice GuidanceSomalia
14/02/2011Circular letter No.3164Responding to the scourge of piracyPiracy (global)
09/12/2010MSC.1.Circ.1390MSC.1/Circ.1390CSO
17/05/2010Res. MSC.305 (87)Guidelines on operational procedures for the promulgation of Maritime Safety Information concerning acts of piracy and piracy countermeasure operationsPiracy (global)
18/01/2010A.1025Code of Practice for the investigation of crimes of piracy and armed robbery against shipsCrime investigation
03/08/2009SN.1-Circ.281Piracy 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 AdenSomalia
23/06/2009MSC.1-Circ.1334Piracy 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 shipsPiracy (global)
16/06/2009MSC.1.Circ.1332MSC.1/Circ.1332Somalia
16/04/2009MSC.1-Circ.1302Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of SomaliaSomalia
23/12/2008CL2933Request for information on national legislation on piracyLegislation
15/06/2007MSC.1-Circ.1233Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of SomaliaSomalia
22/01/2002A.923Measures to prevent the registration of "Phantom" shipsPhantom ships
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