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UK launches new National Strategy for protection of shipping

UK ministers for Shipping and the Armed Forces published its first National Strategy for Maritime Security 
May 14th 2014
UK ministers for Shipping and the Armed Forces published its first National Strategy for Maritime Security
By Charlie Bartlett from London

UK ministers for Shipping and the Armed Forces published its first National Strategy for Maritime Security (NSMS) at the UK Chamber of Shipping yesterday.

The NSMS describes the sea as the ?lifeblood? of the UK economy, which relies on shipping for 90% of its trade, 2% of GDP and one in every 50 jobs. The document sets out the objectives of the government, to ?Understand, Influence, Prevent, Protect and Respond?.

Although the NSMS indicated that the GBP90bn ($151.5bn) of UK maritime trade which transits the Horn of Africa every year must be protected, threats to a ?secure international maritime domain?, extended beyond piracy?s costs of GBP12bn a year to the global economy.

Other problems included territorial disputes in the South China Sea; the inability of coastal states to effectively police their waters; and even ?potential new maritime security threats? in the Arctic regions.

UK Chamber ceo Guy Platten described piracy as ?still a major threat to the safety of seafarers? citing cases in Gulf of Guinea, West Africa, ?where it is increasing. Reducing these risks must be a priority.

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Source: seatrade-global.com