Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz – Maritime security guidance

24 July 2019 No.1031

After the incident of two vessels transiting Straits of Hormuz seized by Iranian authority on 19 July 2019, BIMCO, International Chamber of Shipping, INTERTANKO and OCIMF have issued the maritime security guidance. The Guidance and relevant information can be read on the following links;


Joint industry guidance as of 21 July 2019

Reporting Guidance for vessels ‘transiting the Arabian Gulf (AG), Straits of Hormuz (SoH), and Gulf of Oman (GOO)


Joint industry guidance as of 3 July 2019

Safety & Security and the use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) in Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman


Best Management Practices 5 issued in June 2018

Best Management Practice to Deter Piracy and Enhance Maritime Security in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea (BMP 5)


Published by OCIMF (First edition 2019)

Ship Security: Hull Vulnerability Study


Published by NATO STANDARDIZATION OFFICE, Edition A Version 1, SEPTEMBER 2014

NATO ATP 2 – NCGS Guide to Owners, Operators, Masters and Officers Edition A Version 1 Annex D to Chp 4



As the heightening of tension in the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf will be expected, all vessels navigating or planning to navigate around the region should always pay attention to latest information.