|Document ID (ISN)||104476|
|Convention or series no.
||Marine Guidance Note MGN 298
||Measures to counter piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against merchant shipping
||The Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Spring Place, 105 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1EG, United Kingdom, Oct. 2005. 24p.
||http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga-mld-page.htm?textobjid=6B11C41CA46FF069 [in English]
||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.
||United Kingdom; harbours; violence; sea transport; plant safety organization; ships
||lighting; vigilance; safety guides; theft; communications
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Psychology and sociology
Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
||Violence and terrorism