Requirements for reporting deployment of a PMSC

Merchant ships registered in the Netherlands sailing the Gulf of Aden that employ the services of a Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) must report to the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT) when passing through the risk area. The ILT is tasked with supervision of the use and reporting requirements of PMSCs.

The ship owner must have already requested and received permission from the Netherlands Coastguard to employ the services of a PMSC.

Reporting procedure

Gulf of Aden map: PMSC reporting steps areas
Indicative map for a West-to-East voyage; Red Sea (1-3), Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean (4). Image: EMSA/IMS/SEG.