Presenter Information

Helen Tung, University of Greenwich

Event Type

Event

Location

Room 335

Start Date

25-1-2017 3:45 PM

End Date

25-1-2017 4:00 PM

Description

The role of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) peaked at the height of piracy threats mid 2008. Since then there has been much development of soft guidance from ISO code, BMP4 practice and further discussions of how best to ensure safety in shipping particularly in relation to the high seas. PMSCs work along side important stakeholders in the shipping industry, including the Captain, seafarers, insurers, shipowners, charterers amongst others; what if shipments include sensitive materials? What guidance is there for PMSCs to ensure further safety measures or do the current soft guides provide sufficient guidance. This topic is in line with the discussions in terms of maritime energy management of transportation of sensitive materials particularly security concerns at the high seas.

 
Jan 25th, 3:45 PM Jan 25th, 4:00 PM

Role of private maritime security companies (PMSCs) in sensitive shipping management

Room 335

The role of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) peaked at the height of piracy threats mid 2008. Since then there has been much development of soft guidance from ISO code, BMP4 practice and further discussions of how best to ensure safety in shipping particularly in relation to the high seas. PMSCs work along side important stakeholders in the shipping industry, including the Captain, seafarers, insurers, shipowners, charterers amongst others; what if shipments include sensitive materials? What guidance is there for PMSCs to ensure further safety measures or do the current soft guides provide sufficient guidance. This topic is in line with the discussions in terms of maritime energy management of transportation of sensitive materials particularly security concerns at the high seas.