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Document ID (ISN)104476
CIS number 05-748
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Marine Guidance Note MGN 298
Title Measures to counter piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against merchant shipping
Bibliographic information The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG, United Kingdom, Oct. 2005. 24p.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This guidance note brings to the attention of ship owners and operators the risk of acts of piracy or armed robbery at sea and outlines steps to reduce the risk of such attacks and possible responses to them. Recent trends in this type of attack are reviewed and locations and methods of attack are described along with factors encouraging or favouring attackers. Recommended practices relate to the preparation of a ship counter-piracy plan, precautions at anchor or in port, watch-keeping and vigilance, ship communications, adequate lighting, evasive manoeuvring and action to take after an attack and reporting of incidents.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; harbours; violence; sea transport; plant safety organization; ships
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; vigilance; safety guides; theft; communications
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Violence and terrorism
Water transportation