World Maritime Day Observance in Tampa on 27 October

press release
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

North American World Maritime Day Observance and US Coast Guard Missions Conference to feature Piracy, Stewardship, Safety and Security. Two day event draws maritime industry, regulators and regional representatives.


Piracy will be the focus of this year’s North American World Maritime Day Observance being held in Tampa, FL on October 27th followed by a US Coast Guard Missions conference on October 28th which will feature panel discussions on the stewardship, safety and security missions of the Coast Guard.  Both events will be held at the Marriott Waterside in Tampa and are free and open to the public.  North American regional representatives from industry, government and NGO’s will dialog on these critically important regional issues.  The events directly follow the USCG Flag Officer’s conference and Innovation Expo.
 

For the past several years, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has promoted awareness about the maritime community through World Maritime Day.  Issues important to the global maritime industry (technical cooperation, seafarers, climate change, etc.) are highlighted at events occurring in London, a selected parallel country, and throughout the maritime nations.  It has been observed in the United States since 2006, in Canada since 2008, and in 2009 the United States hosted the Parallel Event. Last year, Transport Canada was host to the World Maritime Day Observance in Vancouver.  This year’s focus is on piracy.
 

The 2011 North American World Maritime Day Observance will include an overview of the current piracy situation, with Kevin Doherty of Nexus Consulting providing updated information and John Kimball of Blank Rome outlining the legal structure.  Joe Cox from the Chamber of Shipping of America will present what shipowners need to protect their crew and ships, and Roberto Giorgi of VShips will discuss the seafarer’s experience with piracy. There will also be a special presentation by Captain Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of Intermanager, on the industry association-led anti-piracy “Save our Seafarers” campaign.
 

Addressing the way forward will be Tom Kelly, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the State Department discussing what governments can offer, followed by the Navy’s advice for the maritime industry from RADM Kevin Donegan.  Dr. Martin Murphy, author of  Somalia:  the New Barbary, Contemporary Piracy and Maritime Terrorism, and more treatises on piracy will offer solutions to the scourge.  VADM Brian Salerno is the Chairman of the 2011 World Maritime Day Observance, with Jeffrey Lantz  and RADM James Watson moderating the panel sessions.


The October 28th  Coast Guard Mission Conference will bring regional and industry attention to the core responsibilities of the United States Coast Guard-- Safety, Security and Stewardship-- through panel discussions on each of the missions.  Speakers include senior industry, regional governmental and Coast Guard leaders covering a wide array of topics including supply chain security, border protection, innovation technology, and the role of non-government organizations.  In addition to Coast Guard personnel including RADM Paul Zukunft, RADM Fred Kenney, RADM James Watson and others, Thomas Smith of UNEP and Clay Maitland of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association will examine the role of the NGO, Captain Kevin Kiefer  is looking at reception facilities, and Captain Steven Poulin examines enforcing environmental regulations, with Ray Botto of SeaRiver/ExxonMobil addressing prevention and response; the Sean Moon of the Department of Homeland Security will cover global supply chain security with Jay Todras of Customs and Border Protection who will address Tampa’s needs, The Rev. James von Dreele of the North American Maritime Ministry Association will address security impacts on seafarers, and Captain John Felker presenting on preventing cyber attacks. Christina DeSimone of FutureCare and Harry Vordokas of Germanischer Lloyd will speak about crew safety.  Rob Lorigan of Overseas Shipholding Group and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines’ Rich Pruitt will also be participating.


The luncheon keynote speaker will be Donald Roussel of Transport Canada discussing “Regional Response & Cooperation—the “What if” Factor. Registration is limited.  For information on attending, contact r.lambert@namepa.net.
 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

USCG Free Boat from Ice Near Woods Hole

A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Woods Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 3 p.m., the crew of the fishing boat Capt.

Tug Boat Owner Jailed After Crew Man Dies

A tug boat owner was today was given an 8 month custodial sentence after his crew member died trying to reattach a tow line in a violent storm. During today’s hearing at Southampton Crown Court,

COMPIT to Showcase Smarter Ships, Systems & Solutions

The 14th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will take place from 11th to 13th May 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany.

Maritime Security

USCG Free Boat from Ice Near Woods Hole

A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Woods Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 3 p.m., the crew of the fishing boat Capt.

Sri Lanka Says No to Docking of Chinese Submarines

Sri Lanka declared that it will not allow Chinese submarines to dock in its waters as part of a new policy barring hosting of foreign submarines.   Sri Lanka's

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

Maritime Safety

USCG Free Boat from Ice Near Woods Hole

A Coast Guard crew responded to a fishing vessel trapped in ice in Woods Hole Passage, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Saturday. At about 3 p.m., the crew of the fishing boat Capt.

Tug Boat Owner Jailed After Crew Man Dies

A tug boat owner was today was given an 8 month custodial sentence after his crew member died trying to reattach a tow line in a violent storm. During today’s hearing at Southampton Crown Court,

ClassNK's Structural Rules for Bulkers & Tankers

The Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has announced the establishment of its “Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tanker” (Rules for the Survey and

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1549 sec (6 req/sec)