Standard Club welcomes new Guardcon West Africa


The Standard Club has praised Bimco’s adaptation of its Guardcon contract for use in security arrangements off West Africa.

Standard Club Atlantic Syndicate director Sam Kendall-Marsden said that the contract would “provide certainty” as well as making it “simpler and quicker” for shipowners hiring Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) for anti-piracy detail in West Africa.

“The International Group clubs participated in drafting the original Bimco Guardcon contract,” Kendall-Marsden explained. “It has become the industry-standard for the employment of private maritime security companies, harmonising terms of engagement.”

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