Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Administration


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Mejia, Maximo Q., Jr.


The dissertation is a study into maritime security related impact on national maritime administration seen from regulatory and legal point of view. The subject details on the policy formulation facet with in the national framework. The study starts with a look at the present security scenario in maritime domain and provides an analysis of the threat scenario influencing the vital interest of a country and current developments in the industry. A brief description of factors behind these threats and the vulnerability of shipping are examined in this context. Legal issues encompassing the security regime both at international and national level form the base and hence are considered in detail as to provide past, present and future insight into this aspect. IMO’s ongoing work on security will ultimately be the fulcrum of activities in national arena and have been evaluated to provide a foresight for the maritime administrator and the shipping industry. National policies required to meet the challenges are examined in the context of the global security scenario. The effect of proposed security related. regulations, at different levels, and the challenges to implement and enforce them are deliberated. The need for a response and repression strategies have been also evaluated. The concluding chapter provides the brief outlook of security overview seen from national point of view and also includes a set of suggestions for national administrators for improving maritime security without affecting trade and transport.