BMP5 has just been released and can be found at the link here: CMF strongly encourages all seafarers to consider adopting the measures recommended within. BMP recommended self-protection measures have proven to be an important method to ensure vessels remain safe. CMF and EU NAVFOR, as well as our regional maritime security partners endorse BMP 5 as an important source of information to keep sailors and seafarers safe.

CMF warships and aircraft continue to patrol the area around the Gulf of Aden and Southern Red Sea, providing reassurance to mariners as well as presence to deter, prevent and repress piracy and other illicit maritime activities.