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SECURITY INCIDENT REPORTING


  • MI-109-2, Report of Acts of Piracy and/or Armed Robbery against Ships
  • MI-109-3, Report of Stowaways

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED SECURITY LEVELS


* REQUIRED SETTING OF SECURITY LEVEL II * (See SSA #08-17)

Africa (North and East) 

  • Gulf of Aden/Southern Red Sea/Bab el Mandeb (see SSA #04-17 and SSA #06-17)

  • Libya: see SSA #8-15

  • Somalia / Horn of Africa (all ports and designated BMP HRA)

Africa (West) / Gulf of Guinea (see MG 2-11-14)

  • Benin

  • Cameroon

  • Comoros

  • Cote d'Ivoire

  • Equatorial Guinea

  • Gambia, Republic of the

  • Guinea-Bissau

  • Liberia

  • Nigeria

  • Sao Tome and Principe

  • Togo

Americas (South, Central and Caribbean)  

  • Cuba

  • Venezuela

Asia (Southest Asia, Indian Sub-Continent, and Oceania)  

  • Cambodia

  • India: see SSA #06-17

  • Micronesia, Federated States of

  • Nauru

  • Timor-Leste

Europe  

  • Italy: all passenger vessel port facilities (see SSA #8-16)

  • Turkey: only vessels planning to call in USCG Sector Hampton Roads (see SSA #14-16)

Middle East  

  • Iran

  • Syria

  • Yemen

*RECOMMENDED SETTING OF SECURITY LEVEL II OR EQUIVALENT SECURITY MEASURES* 

The areas below are known to have continued high incidents of piracy, stowaways, and/or criminal activity. 

Africa (North and East) 

  • Egypt: including the Suez Canal  

  • Morocco

  • Mozambique: Maputo

 Africa (West) / Gulf of Guinea (see MG 2-11-14)

  • Angola: Cabinda and Luanda

  • Congo, Republic of the: Pointe Noire anchorage

Americas (South, Central and Caribbean)  

  • Brazil: Santos  

  • Dominican Republic: Rio Haina and San Pedro De Macoris  

  • Ecuador 

  • Haiti: Port Au Prince  

  • Jamaica: Kingston  

  • Peru: Callao and Talara  

Asia  

  • Bangladesh: Chittagong

  • China: Caofeidian and Tianjin

  • Celebes Sea

  • Indonesia

  • Malacca Straits

  • Philippines

  • Singapore Straits

  • Sulu Sea  

  • Vietnam: Hai Phong and Vung Tau

Europe

  • Crimea

Middle East  

  • Iraq: Basrah and Umm Qasr
  • Lebanon: Tripoli

  Marine Notices: 

Marine Guidelines:

  • Marine Guideline 2-11-12, Guidance for Company Security Officers on Preparing a Company and Crew for the Contingency of a Hijacking by Pirates (Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden).

International Code for the Security of Ships and of Port Facilities:

MSC/Circulars:

  • MSC/Circ.1217, Interim Guidance on Voluntary Self-Assessment by Companies and Company Security Officers (CSOs) for Ship Security (14 December 2006) 
  • MSC/Circ.1111, Guidance Relating to the Implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI-2 and the ISPS Code (7 June 2004) 
  • MSC.1/Circ.1404, Guidelines To Assist in the Investigation of the Crimes of Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships (23 May 2011) 
  • MSC.1/Circ.1405/Rev.2, 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 May 2012) 

Marine Safety Advisories: 

  • MSA #02-17, RECOGNIZED SECURITY ORGANIZATIONS (RSOs) ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS MARITIME ADMINISTRATOR

Updated information regarding piracy threats and information helpful in understanding, implementing and maintaining compliance with maritime security regulations can be found in various Marine Notices, Marine Guidelines, Ship Security Advisories and Marine Safety Advisories.



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