Note-(Most of these records cannot be seen by a SIRE/PSC inspector. During an Internal/External ISPS Audit, or during a Flag State inspection, they can be checked. SIRE or PSC inspectors are expected to verbally confirm compliance from Master or SSO.).
Certain security sections are also covered under the "Master's documentation" or "Bridge" section of this website. This overlap is to ensure that they are not missed out.
The section applies to the latest version of BMP. At the time of creating this module, 31st May 2020, BMP5 is the latest version.
BMP 5 is a guideline for masters to follow in the region in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. It is jointly published by ICS, BIMCO, Intertanko OCIMF, and P& I Clubs. Security officers and Masters must be aware of its content and follow their guidance when in this region. The Master remains overall in charge of the safety and security of the ship.
Any observations sited at this time must be immediately rectified.