Stowaways are an age-old problem for shipping, but the threats they pose and the potential costs and other consequences have increased significantly in recent years.
This practical guide in The Nautical Institute’s Maritime Security Suite covers the security basics of preventing illegal boarding, along with safe ways of apprehending, searching, recording, reporting and accommodating stowaways found on board. Case studies explain migrant smugglers’ tactics and highlight lessons to be learned from recent stowaway incidents.
Rescue of migrants has developed into a major challenge for shipping, especially in the Mediterranean, so this section has been enlarged and updated for this second edition. Guidance has also been added on the precautions to take against infectious disease being brought on to the ship.
Maritime Security: A Practical Guide ISBN: 9781906915452
Masters, company and ship security officers have a pivotal role in making vessels secure. Maritime Security is aimed at those responsible for the welfare of vessel crews, cargoes and the ships themselves. It will help in the development of the ship security plan and explain how to make a vessel truly secure.
Ships’ Masters and crews have to balance the difficult and complex demands made by other people, ships, ports and cargoes. Explanation is given of the principles underpinning maritime security and guidance on putting those principles into practice, including the ISPS Code, advising on management systems that will ensure compliance with legislation. It is a practical guide – examining the ways to ensure there is no complacency in the execution of security plans, the use of armed guards and other issues of interest to all those involved in keeping ships safe from pirates, terrorists and other criminals.