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MARSHALL ISLANDS - YACHTS SAILING IN HIGH RISK AREAS

Oct. 17 2019

Permission of PCASP to serve on board RMI flagged ships while transiting a designated HRA

The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime Administrator has issued the below Safety Advisory, concerning Yachts sailing in High Risk Areas.

Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) are permitted to serve on board RMI flagged vessels for the sole purpose of protecting said vessel against piracy, hijacking, and armed robbery while transiting a designated HRA.

A letter of non-objection (LONO) will be issued to RMI registered yachts for the embarkation of a PCASP team in very rare cases, and only while transiting a designated HRA.

This Yacht Safety Advisory is attached below for further information