1st Edition

Lloyd's MIU Handbook of Maritime Security

Edited By Rupert Herbert-Burns, Sam Bateman, Peter Lehr Copyright 2009
    404 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    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.

    The New Maritime Security Environment

    Security in the Maritime Domain and Its Evolution Since 9/11, C.Z. Raymond and A. Morriën

    Lifeline or Pipedream? The Origins, Purposes, and Benefits of Automatic Identifi cation System, Long-Range Identification and Tracking, and Maritime Domain Awareness, M.N. Murphy

    Maritime Forces and the Security of Merchant Shipping in the Mediterranean Sea and Northern Indian Ocean, R. Pegg

    The Evolving U.S. Framework for Global Maritime Security from 9/11 to the 1, 000-ship Navy, C. Rahman

    Maritime Terrorism: Locations, Actors, and Capabilities, P. Lehr

    Distinctions in the Finer Shades of Gray: The "Four Circles Model" for Maritime Security Threat Assessment, H.T. Hansen

    Industry Sectors: Threats and Responses

    Implications and Effects of Maritime Security on the Operation and Management of Merchant Vessels, S.M. Jones

    Maritime Terrorism: The Threat to Container Ships, Cruise Lines, and Passenger Ferries, P. Chalk

    Tankers, Specialized Production Vessels, and Offshore Terminals: Vulnerability and Security in the International Maritime Oil Sector, R. Herbert-Burns

    Security in the Maritime Sector of the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry, P. Martin

    Offshore Oil and Gas Industry Security Risk Assessment: An Australian Case Study, L. Cordner

    Legal Frameworks for Maritime Security

    The 1988 SUA Convention and the 2005 SUA Protocol: Tools to Combat Piracy, Armed Robbery, and Maritime Terrorism, R. Beckman

    Interdiction and Boarding of Vessels at Sea: New Developments and Old Problems, S. Kaye

    Long-Range Identifi cation and Tracking Systems for Vessels: Legal and Technical Issues, M. Tsamenyi and M.A. Palma

    The International Legal Regulatory Framework for Seafarers and Maritime Security Post-9/11, M. Tsamenyi, M.A. Palma, and C. Schofield

    Regional Responses

    Maritime Security Threats in Post-9/11 Southeast Asia: Regional Responses, R.C. Banlaoi

    Maritime Dynamism in the Indo-Pacific Region, J.A. Boutilier

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Evolving Role in Maritime Security Operations, R. Snoddon

    National ResponsesT

    he U.S. Maritime Transportation and Port Security: An Update and Analysis of Current Efforts, A.W. Craig and J.F. Seher

    Setting, Strengthening, and Enforcing Standards for U.S. Port Security, B.B. Stubbs and S.C. Truver

    Managing Port and Ship Security in Singapore, J. Ho

    Canada and the ISPS Code, J.W. LaversT

    he ISPS Code: The Australian Experience and Perspective, D. Grewal

    The ISPS Code: Implementation in Malaysia, N.A. Osnin

    Do British Military Intelligence and Royal Navy Operations Have a Part to Play in the Fight against Organized Crime in the Maritime Domain? P. Dodd



    Rupert Herbert-Burns, Sam Bateman, Peter Lehr

    “With the inescapable importance of maritime trade to the integrity of the global economy, maritime security remains of vital interest to commercial and governmental practitioners alike.  Wide-spread criminal trafficking, piracy and terrorism compound the vulnerability of infrastructure, vessels and supply-chains within this vast environment.  As a consequence, navies and coast guards are adapting themselves to confront asymmetric and criminal threats in the maintenance of their pivotal role in helping to ensure maritime security.  They regard an in-depth appreciation of the threats and vulnerabilities within this environment as the central pre-requisite for conducting Maritime Security Operations.
    In reflection of the above realities, the editors of the Lloyd’s MIU Handbook of Maritime Security have drawn together a range of professionals, experts and academics from around the world.  The handbook offers an important collection of thoroughly-researched and impressive essays that examine a diverse range of maritime security concerns.  These essays will be of interest to all, whether commercial, legal, military or governmental, in ensuring the security of the world’s shipping, ports and sea lanes of communication.”

    Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope KCB OBE
    Commander-in-Chief Fleet
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    “This Handbook provides a broad overview of current issues in maritime security. It is crisply written, well organised and includes contributions by leading authorities in maritime security. The Handbook is strongly recommended to those involved in policy making on security issues, students of maritime affairs and industry professionals.”

    Ambassador Barry Desker, Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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    “Although maritime security has received a significant amount of attention in recent years, this has not been reflected in literature on the subject. This is rectified by this excellent collection that covers the subject thoroughly from A to Z. Edited and compiled by prominent experts in the area, the Handbook provides the first clear, substantive and practical analysis of this complex subject. It is bound to become required reading for all in the shipping industry, as well as those with an interest in international security.”

    Professor Edgar Gold, AM, CM, QC, PhD, DSc, FNI, The Nautical Institute