EUNAVFOR: Best Isn’t Best

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Nov 232010

pirates ‘Best Management Practices’ is misnamed says Colonel Richard Spencer, Chief of Staff of EU NAVFOR Operational Headquarters. The curse of minimum standards that infests much of the maritime industry applies to anti-piracy measures.

Many maritime security experts may sneer at the BMP as “like taking a knife to a gunfight” but when properly implemented it is proving more effective than anyone would have expected.

In the last five days seven vessels transiting in the Somali Basin escaped pirating thanks to BMP.

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