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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

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.