Guidance

Below is a list of guidance documents adopted by IMO which are relevant to maritime security.

Crime investigation

Title Date
MSC.1Circ.1404.pdf

Guidelines to assist in the Investigation of the Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships

23/05/2011
A.1025.pdf

Code of Practice for the investigation of crimes of piracy and armed robbery against ships

18/01/2010

Gulf of Guinea

Title Date
MSC.1-Circ.1585.pdf

Reporting Of Incidents Of Piracy And Armed Robbery Against ShipsIn The Gulf Of Guinea

05/07/2017
Circular Letter No.3684.pdf

Marine Domain Awareness for Trade Gulf of Guinea” (or MDAT-GoG)

18/10/2016

Legislation

Title Date
CL2933.pdf

Request for information on national legislation on piracy

23/12/2008

PCASP

Title Date
MSC.1-Circ.1406-Rev.3.pdf

Revised Interim Recommendations for Flag States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area

12/06/2015
CL 3366-Add.1.pdf

Reminder 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 ships

17/07/2014
MSC.1-Circ.1405-Rev2.pdf

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 Area

25/05/2012
MSC.1-Circ.1408-Rev1.pdf

Revised interim recommendations for Port and Coastal States regarding the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area

25/05/2012
MSC.1-Circ.1443.pdf

Interim guidance to Private Maritime Security Companies providing Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on board ships in the High Risk Area

25/05/2012
MSC-FAL.1Circ.2.pdf

Questionnaire on information on port and coastal State requirements related to Privately Contracted Armed Security on board ships

22/09/2011

Phantom ships

Title Date
A.923.pdf

Measures to prevent the registration of "Phantom" ships

22/01/2002

Piracy (global)

Title Date
Circular Letter No.3575.pdf

Establishment of National points of contact for communication of information on piracy and armed robbery to IMO

11/08/2015
MSC.1-Circ.1333-Rev.1.pdf

Recommendations to Governments for preventing and suppressing piracy and armed robbery against ships

12/06/2015
Circular letter No.3164.pdf

Responding to the scourge of piracy

14/02/2011
Res. MSC.305 (87).pdf

Guidelines on operational procedures for the promulgation of Maritime Safety Information concerning acts of piracy and piracy countermeasure operations

17/05/2010
MSC.1-Circ.1334.pdf

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 ships

23/06/2009
A.738.pdf

Measures to prevent and suppress piracy and armed robbery against ships

17/11/1993
A.683.pdf

Prevention and suppression of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships

21/11/1991
A.545.pdf

Measures to prevent acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships

29/02/1984

piracy (global and regional)

Title Date
MSC.1-CIRC.1601.pdf

Revised industry counter piracy guidance

07/12/2018

Somalia

Title Date
Circular Letter No.3606.pdf

Revision to coordinates of the High Risk Area (HRA)

02/12/2015
MSC.1-Circ.1506.pdf

Information regarding the High Risk Area (HRA) and Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia-based Piracy

12/06/2015
MSC.1-Circ.1444.pdf

Interim guidance for flag States on measures to prevent and mitigate Somalia-based piracy

25/05/2012
A.1044_27.pdf

Piracy and Armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia

20/12/2011
MSC.1-Circ.1339.pdf

Best Management Practices for Protection against Somalia Based Piracy (BMP 4)

14/09/2011
Res.MSC.324.pdf

Implementation of Best Management Practice Guidance

20/05/2011
SN.1-Circ.281.pdf

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 Aden

03/08/2009
MSC.1.Circ.1332.pdf

MSC.1/Circ.1332

16/06/2009
MSC.1-Circ.1302.pdf

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia

16/04/2009
MSC.1-Circ.1233.pdf

Piracy and armed robbery against ships in waters off the coast of Somalia

15/06/2007

West Africa

Title Date
A.1069(28).pdf

Prevention and suppression of piracy, armed robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in the Gulf of Guinea

05/02/2014
CL3394.pdf

Interim Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for protection against piracy in the Gulf of Guinea region

15/08/2013