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Maritime Security and Operations

1st Edition

By Maria G. Burns

CRC Press

380 pages | 15 Color Illus.

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pub: 2019-02-01
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Maritime Security and Operations is a primary text most suitable for use in military and coast guard academies, maritime and Homeland Security programs worldwide, port management, and marine law courses. This book identifies best practices policy and procedures based on the author’s extensive real-world experience in the field, and includes themes found in acclaimed maritime publication and the latest research and literature. The book fills in the gaps in topic coverage, subjects that other books on the market don’t cover, and identifies new industry challenges, presents the latest technologies, and the most recent regulations that impact the industry.

The book is the most current maritime security book in the field covering:

  • An introduction to maritime modern principles of port and maritime operations, with

subsequent moving on to address more advanced topics

  • Vital information about maritime operations, including operational vulnerabilities and how to implement security practices and protocols into real-world practice based on a robust operational security methodology.
  • The author combines academic research experience with over a decade of extensive industry experience in maritime security, audits, and operations management.

This book is addresses the need for a comprehensive text for students and the growing number of courses in the area. It presents an all-encompassing approach in a significant global industry segment that powers the global economy and greatly impacts Homeland Security. As such, the book will also serve as an excellent resource for economist and trade and transport professionals from the public and private sectors wishing to expand their security awareness.

Table of Contents

Part I – Operations

Chapter 1 – Seaports and Port Operations

Chapter 2 – Introduction to Maritime Economics

Chapter 3 – Ship Types:

Chapter 4 – Shipping Contracts

Chapter 5 – Security Management; Risk Management & Risk Assessment

Chapter 6 – A new Era in Information Technology: Security IT Systems for Ships and

Ports; Cybersecurity Threats; Big Data

Chapter 7 – Long-Range identification and Tracking Systems for Vessels

Part II – Threat Considerations

Chapter 8 – Regional Threats and Security Considerations in the Maritime Domain

Chapter 9 – Terrorism and terror Attacks

Chapter 10 – Sea Piracy and Cargo Theft/Pilferage

Chapter 11 – Illegitimate Trade and Transport/ Stowaways

Chapter 12 – Drug and Weapons Smuggling

Chapter 13 – Environmental and HazMat Issues

Part III - Legal and Regulatory Authority and Considerations

Chapter 14 – International Regulatory Framework and Security Programs for Seafarers

and Shippers

Chapter 15 – Legal Authorities for Maritime Law and Conventions for Safety of Life at

Sea and Marine Pollution

Chapter 16 – Legal Conventions/Statutes in Combating, Piracy, Smuggling, and

Maritime Terrorism

Chapter 17 – Maritime Security & Inter-Agency/International Collaborations

About the Author

Prof. Maria G. Burns serves as the Director for the Center for Logistics & Transportation Policy, University of Houston, and as Lead of Workforce Development and Researcher in the DHS Center of Excellence for Borders, Trade and Immigration Research, led by the University of Houston. She is the author of the books Port Management & Operations (2014), Logistics & Transportation Security (2015), and Energy Security & Critical Infrastructure (2016). She is an Honorary Member in the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Member in the Private Sector Advisory Council (PSAC), whose role is to advise the Governor of Texas in matters of security.

In 2016, Prof. Burns received the "Excellence in Emergency Management Award" by the Emergency Management Association of Texas (EMAT). She has developed a series of training manuals approved by the US Coast Guard NMC. She is a Certified Auditor for Security (ISPS), Safety (ISM), Quality (ISO9001), and the Environment (ISO14001). She serves as Chair in the Supply Chain Security Subcommittee of the National Academies, Washington DC, and Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), and the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security