Why CSO Alliance
Connecting CSOs
Communicating & Challenging
Confirming Crime
Collaborating Globally
News & Workshops
Contact us
Join now


Icon representing Maritime Information Warfare Conference 2019 -London -November 18-19
Maritime Information Warfare Conference 2019 -London -November 18-19

November 18th 2019
Icon representing CYPnaval Conference - October 2nd - Cyprus
CYPnaval Conference - October 2nd - Cyprus

October 2nd 2019
Icon representing CSOA First Response Report: Iran Seizes British Tanker
CSOA First Response Report: Iran Seizes British Tanker

July 20th 2019


October 7th 2016
Acting on member feedback - New operating platform optimised for mobile 

This is your CSO Alliance, so your ideas drive our agenda. Work has just started on moving the platform to a new operating environment over the next month. 

There are a range of benefits to this, all designed to improve the member experience. An often requested fix, the functionality on mobiles will now be fully optimised.   

We have included the ability to enter data and comments anonymously and are reviewing several data feeds, in consultation with CSOs, to help support decisions in your day to day work. 

Our regular contact with CSOs is helping keep this list of suggestions fresh and dynamic. If you have any for us please let us know in the “Content quality and community growth” group.


Stowaway Project 

A constant concern for CSOs is mitigating the risk of stowaways. There is an excellent report generated every three years by the International Group of P&I Clubs for the IMO so there are some opportunities to explore.

We had a constructive initial meeting with the International Group of P&I Clubs with a view on how we could, as a community and with our industry sponsors, help improve the speed and accuracy of stowaway reporting.

We are publishing a full report in the Stowaway Group and will keep members updated as we develop the conversation with the P&I community.  


Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) 

We met their security representative in London this February and at their invitation travelled to Miami to meet with several cruise line CSOs at their regular security meeting in July. 

There are many security synergies to share between the cruise industry CSOs and their security teams and our merchant marine CSOs.

Last month a cruise line CSO invited us to visit a cruise ship in Southampton to see in detail the pressures they face and how this compares with merchant marine CSOs.  

We are now working with an experienced cruise line security consultant to explore the synergies and opportunities.