Guidelines for preventing piracy published

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The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) announced Wednesday the publication of guidelines for yachts considering a passage through the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali waters.

In view of the recent escalation in piratical attacks in the area of the Gulf of Aden, Yemeni and Somali, and the consequent high risk, the essential advice is to not enter this area. However, a yacht that, despite this advice, decides on such a passage is recommended to make contact in advance with the naval authorities and will find the basic guidance for her transit in the guidelines. The guidelines are a joint production of MSCHOA (Maritime Security Centre, Horn of Africa), and ISAF under the auspices of the ISAF International Regulations Commission.

Click here to download a copy of the ISAF guidelines.