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CSOA Situation Alert: Ramadan 2019

May 21st 2019
4th International LNG Summit on June 18 in Oslo

May 20th 2019
Gas & LNG Summit Canada on November 05 in Calgary

May 20th 2019

Why Build A Global CSO Community?

June 5th 2014
When CSOs meet informally, they exchange ideas and information, mutually agree the true risks their crews face and work out how best to co-operate. This often leads to the right equipment and services being procured to better defend ships, crews and cargoes.

CSO Alliance has taken these valuable human interactions and embedded them into a secure online members-only platform. The outputs are formidable:


1. Provide Information: Saves CSOs time

2. Develop Opinion:      Saves their companies money

3. Create Community:   Improves risk assessment for Captains and Crew

4. Build Alliance:          A co-ordinated campaign against organised crime

CSO Alliance: Security Through Community

The CSO community is broad, stretching from the Merchant Marine, Super Yachts and Offshore Platforms to Ports, Terminals and Fishing vessels. We have met nearly all the key industry, military and association bodies, ranging from BIMCO, International Group of P&I Clubs, UKMTO and ReCAAP, to EUNAVFOR, Norwegian Hull Club and Intertanko, among others. The support we have received has been considerable, each organisation is unique and we are working to ensure meaningful long term co-operation.

Over 120,000 maritime assets are managed by just 12,000 CSOs, with a combined annual spend of $12.5 billion on maritime goods and services. Out initial focus is the Merchant Marine, some 4,200 CSOs managing the security of 55,000 ships.