Standard Club welcomes new Guardcon West Africa

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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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