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

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

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

July 20th 2019

Successful CSO Workshops in Newcastle & Glasgow

September 5th 2014
This week we travelled to Newcastle and Glasgow to engage with over ten shipowners and ship managers in the North East of England.

The CSOs who attended collectively manage the security of more than 2,500 ships, approximately 5% of the world's merchant marine fleet. Although familiar with one another, they had never met before to exclusively discuss Maritime Security.

We worked through the platform functionality and handled various interesting observations and questions. As the meeting developed the co-operation intensified as the it became clear the CSOs shared a number of synergies in their work.

To exchange ideas and information, which saved time and money, better assess the true risks we all face and work together to fight organised criminal activity.

We invited an industry expert to update the group on the situation in the criminal hot-spots of West Africa and the Indian Ocean as well as some insights into security company and security team due diligence.

For several areas of the world where crime is poorly reported, we were able to show up to date, geo-located crime data, available 24/7 in an easy to understand format, this helps in port, route and anchorage security risk.

It works because Captains and CSO report in the crime they in the crime they have suffered, even the failed attacks.

The session continued over a working lunch and at the close it is fair to state the Glasgow Chapter of CSO Alliance was born. The intention is that all the attendees will sign up as CSOs for the coming year, along with their deputies.

The is just one way we sees the CSO Alliance helping to develop professional CSO regional clusters, with a legitimate reason to gather together and generate outcomes to benefit all.

We also took the time to meet the North of England P&I Club in Newcastle who have a track record of innovating on issues of maritime security.

They can see the benefits of CSO Alliance to act as a risk mitigation tool, which would benefit their members and the wider market. A constructive first meeting which we look forward to developing in the future.