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.
Table of Contents
Maritime Security Threats and Risks. Ship & Cargo Security. Port Facility Security. Ship Security Alert Systems, AIS, and Long Range Ship Identification and Tracking.
“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
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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