BIMCO advises how to hire security escort vessels in Gulf of Guinea
The SEV-Guardcon contract, based on the one used for hiring armed guards for Indian Ocean transits, is meant to help harmonise terms and bar shady operators
BIMCO has approved a new contract to help shipowners hire security escort vessels for transits in piracy-prone waters. Most Gulf of Guinea countries prohibit non-local armed guards so SEVs manned by local navy guards are the next best thing, but quality varies widely
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