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HFW Briefing – “Somali Piracy”: reduction to high risk area

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HFW OCT 2015

“Somali Piracy”: reduction to high risk area

In a joint press release today, BIMCO, the International Chamber of Shipping, Intercargo, Intertanko and OCIMF have formally announced a reduction to the high risk area (HRA) in East Africa.

Formally entering into force on 1 December 2015, as an amendment to BMP4, the new limits of the HRA will be as follows:

In the Red Sea: Northern limit: Latitude 15°N

In the Gulf of Oman: Northern limit: Latitude 22°N

Eastern limit: Longitude 065°E

Southern limit: Latitude 5°S

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