The BIMCO Shipmaster’s Security Manual is dedicated to helping members protect their crews, ships, operations and ultimately their businesses, against the challenges posed by pirates, cyber criminals, drug smugglers, stowaways, terrorists and migrants, and to provide guidance on the comprehensive regulatory framework that exists in the security field.
The Shipmaster’s Security Manual aims to clarify the existing framework of guidelines and point out areas where a Ship Master’s attention is particularly required to mitigate risks to the ship, its crew or its successful operations. Preventive measures against these risks are not however restricted to actions to be taken by the ship’s officers and crew. Ship owners and operators can actively motivate their seafarers to mitigate risks through the adaption of company policies and training within each of the specific areas.
Published February 2019