Maritime Security: An Introduction

Other | August 1, 2011

byMcNicholas, Michael, Michael Mcnicholas

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The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena--the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive security measures and procedures are implemented at key initial links in the cargo supply chain. The integrity and security of whole system are improved when efforts are focused at the primary "choke point" - the load seaports and their ships.

This book provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a "how-to-guide" - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what threats currently exist; what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures must be implemented to mitigate these threats; and how to conduct ship and port security assessments and plans. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports.

- Holds the keys to successfully designing, implementing, and managing effective port and vessel security programs in a high-risk environment
- Provides real-world experience in Maritime Security from the Managing Director of Phoenix Management Services Group in the USA and Panama.
- Offers specifics of a model port security program and case studies of effective tactics in a high-threat environment

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The commercial maritime sector is highly vulnerable to theft and piracy, and presents a probable target for a major terrorist attack. The best way to prevent losses is to apply lessons learned in another arena--the struggle to curb drug smuggling. This effort has shown that successes can be achieved when effective and comprehensive sec...

Michael McNicholas is the Managing Director of Phoenix Management Services Group in the USA, Panama, and Costa Rica, Operations Support Services (Panama), and Pathfinder Consulting, LLC in the USA. Michael has over fourteen years of distinguished and progressive Law Enforcement, Military, and Intelligence experience and, most recently,...

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Format:OtherDimensions:472 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2011Publisher:Butterworth-HeinemannLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080919537

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Commercial Seaports & Modes of Maritime Transport
Chapter 2 -- Documentation, Financial Transactions, & Business Entities in Commercial Maritime Transportation
Chapter 3 -- International and US Maritime Security Regulation and Programs
Chapter 4 -- Vulnerabilities in the Cargo Supply Chain
Chapter 5 -- Plagues of the Seas: Piracy & Stowaways
Chapter 6 -- Drug Smuggling via Maritime Cargo, Containers, and Vessels
Chapter 7 -- Terrorism and Commercial Maritime Transportation
Chapter 8 -- A Strategic Blueprint for World-Class Seaport Security
Chapter 9 -- Port Security Management
Chapter 10 -- Threat Mitigation Strategies
Chapter 11 -- Information Security and Assurance
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