Lloyd's MIU Handbook of Maritime Security


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ISBN: 978-1-4200-5480-4 (9781420054804)

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Features Provides an overview of the vulnerability of the world’s transport system and of new measures been introduced post 9/11 •Discusses issues with the contemporary maritime security environment, specifically new concepts and threat appreciations •Explores how aspects of international law, national policies, and international maritime regimes have evolved to provide a framework for the new maritime security environment •Discusses the role of the ship security officer and company security officer, and includes examination of security assessments and plans •Addresses the growing importance, technical limitations and potential of the Automatic Identification System, and the discusses the challenges of implementing Long Range Identification and Tracking Summary Managing the ever-changing nature and cross-disciplinary challenges of the maritime sector demands a complete understanding of the special characteristics of the maritime space. The complexity of the operations of ships, ports, shipping companies, and naval and coast guard maritime security operations—as well as the economic significance and the inherent security vulnerabilities of global maritime trade—requires a thorough, holistic and adaptable understanding of commercial, law enforcement and naval maritime security phenomena. Written by a team of expert contributors, this book identifies and assesses the issues inherent in developing and implementing maritime security measures. It examines the new maritime security environment, including the different but complementary interests of the shipping industry and national regulatory agencies. The coverage includes analyses of the different threats to maritime security and how they are perceived by different actors in the maritime domain. The editors evaluate the international and national legal frameworks developed for specific sectors and the responses that different nations have given to these initiatives. Comprehensive in scope, the volume addresses security concerns that pertain to a wide spectrum of commercial shipping and maritime security situations, regulatory frameworks, sector-specific vulnerabilities, regional nuances, and port facilities. ISBN: 9781420054804


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