By Michael Edgerton

Sets forth practices to make sure safety and foster overseas trade

Written with a global point of view, this e-book analyzes the complicated set of things affecting the protection of port and maritime operations, together with transport, politics, economics, crime, and terrorism. writer Michael Edgerton reviews present techniques to maritime and port safeguard according to his greater than twenty-five years of expertise within the box. He not just issues out vulnerabilities in modern-day practices, but additionally offers a suite of confirmed and verified techniques that realize the function and pursuits of either govt and the non-public zone in improving protection whereas making sure the stream of overseas alternate. Readers can be shocked to benefit that, with larger potency, they could really increase safeguard whereas lowering the price of safeguard on the similar time.

Using real-world case stories to aid its analyses and proposals, A Practitioner's consultant to potent Maritime and Port Security:

  • Reviews the middle elements of the foreign maritime working environment
  • Assesses the aptitude threats to ports within the maritime environment
  • Examines ways to maritime port protection within the usa, ecu Union, and round the world
  • Presents rules for potent, risk-based maritime and port security

At the top of the booklet, appendices offer a framework for accomplishing protection danger tests and danger checks. there is additionally a 3rd appendix to assist organisations determine their "risk appetite."

Recommended for college kids and pros answerable for the security and safety of ports and maritime exchange, this publication reframes port and maritime safeguard as a key part of a multidisciplinary procedure during which safe and effective exchange is the objective.

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At the forefront of this are vessel registries. A vessel registry provides the mechanism for flag states to manage their commercial maritime fleet. Through a registry, a nation can create and enforce rules and requirements for vessels that fly its flag. Further, flag states have the primary responsibility for ensuring that vessels within their registry meet national and international requirements to which the flag state is signatory. Some of the functions of a flag state include: • • • • • Conducting safety inspections Monitoring vessel compliance with all international and national standards, including security Investigating accidents and misconduct Issuing certificates of registry, staffing documents, and other required documentation Overseeing seafarers' licensing and documentation 8 The International Maritime Operating Environment Types of Vessel Registries There are three basic types of vessel registries in international shipping: • • • Traditional national registries Second registries Open registries Traditional National Registries The traditional national vessel registry involves owners, operators, and crews from the same country in which the ship is registered.

Department of Justice. 9 Narcotics in a container. Photo credit: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 2012. Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, 2012. someone inside the port is targeting shipments for hijacking outside the port. Also in some cases there is evidence of complicity on the part of some of the truck drivers, who may cooperate with the hijacking by conveniently stopping their truck to "go to lunch" and then finding the truck gone when they come back.

1 Projected Shipping Routes Major Shipping Routes 30 The International Maritime Operating Environment • • • Hormuz Straits Suez Canal Panama Canal Sea Lines of Communication Both maritime trade routes and the chokepoints through which some of the trade routes flow comprise what naval strategists term sea lines of communication (SLOCs). This term, while not invented by the US naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, was promoted by him in his important work The Influence of Sea Power Upon History as a fundamental reason for the US Navy to expand into a global presence.

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