MSCHOAMaritime Security Centre-Horn of Africa (EU)
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148) Military and merchant navy personnel from several countries operate the Centre, and ship owners and ship masters register their movements through the region with MSCHOA and receive information and guidance to reduce the risk of pirate attacks.
The ship was not registered with MSCHOA (Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa) at the time of the incident.
It has accepted a fair amount of regulation given the risk, such as registration on our MSCHOA system [vessels crossing the zone register their route and the cargo they are transporting in a computerised database - Ed] and the circulation of information.