Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

GEO Report on Ferry Security

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GEO) released on December 3, 2010 it latest report on Ferry Security entitled “Maritime Security: Ferry Security Measures Have Been Implemented, but Evaluating Existing Studies Could Further Enhance Security”.
Ferries are a vital component of the U.S. transportation system and 2008 data show that U.S. ferries carried more than 82 million [...]

MARITIME SECURITY – Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security

Cruise ships are the single largest passenger conveyances in the world, with one ship currently in service that can carry more than 8,500 passengers and crew. The Coast Guard considers cruise ships to be highly attractive targets to terrorists, and according to a 2008 RAND Corporation report, cruise ships can represent high-prestige symbolic targets for [...]

Vessel Security and Maritime Insurance

By Roger L. Tomberlin
Today, the international community fails to realize that sea piracy still has not been eliminated.  Not only has piracy never been eradicated, but the number of pirate and terrorist attacks on ships has tripled in the past decade alone elevating piracy to its highest level in history.  Contrary to the stereotype, intelligence [...]