Maritime Security


IMAAG will publish Peter King’s book, MARITIME ANTI-PIRACY, THE CAPTAIN’S GUIDEBOOK, available with immediate effect.

Following a long and distinguished operational career specialising in maritime counter terrorism amongst the ranks of British SBS, Peter King has compiled MARITIME ANTI-PIRACY, THE CAPTAIN’S GUIDEBOOK.

MARITIME ANTI-PIRACY, THE CAPTAIN’S GUIDEBOOK is the first fully-comprehensive and highly specific 394-page A4 solution to being potentially ill-prepared for the very real risk of high-jacking by pirates. The book contains an extensive degree of information in text, illustration, chart and diagram format; it is simple to follow regardless of one’s literacy in the English language. Within the writing, Peter King also addresses in-depth the controversial debate, benefit and disadvantage of retaining Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) on board ships and the reasons behind shipping industry application of PCASP as of late 2011.

Information and opinion contributed to the content of the publication was provided by both the International Maritime Bureau and International Maritime Organisation.  MARITIME ANTI-PIRACY, THE CAPTAIN’S GUIDEBOOK was written between 2008 and 2013; the book took five years to compile, write and clear.

No other literature as concise in applicably addressing the pandemic of opportunistic assaults taking place on vessels is available. Prior to June 2010 no Best Management Practices (BMP) had been formulated for the protection of crew, vessel and cargo. BMP4 now exists within the industry as an ideal foundation upon which to build one’s ship defences. MARITIME ANTI-PIRACY, THE CAPTAIN’S GUIDEBOOK is meant to greatly supplement BMP4 once established, detailing every feasible manner in which to protect a small sailing yacht/super yacht/ship and those aboard, regardless of whether the vessel is vast or small.

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