Maritime Security - A Practical Guide for Mariners

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Code: 0413
ISBN: 978 1 915488 01 5
Release year: 2024
Weight: 540 grams

About Maritime Security


This ‘go to’ guide will inform, prepare and protect the mariner from a wide range of security scenarios and risks facing the shipping industry today: the maritime security domain, migration at sea and stowaways, piracy, crime at sea, cyber security, training and drills, requirements of the ISPS Code and many others. Whether you are working on ship or ashore this book is a much-needed handy compendium, easy to follow and easily understood with practical advice and guidance provided throughout.

Masters, company security officers and ship security officers all play a key role in making vessels secure and watching out for criminal and other unwanted activities. This book is intended for those who have responsibility for the welfare of vessel crews, cargoes and ships. It covers essential areas including the evolution of maritime security, elements and implications of the ISPS Code, how to ensure compliance with legislation and insights into the rapidly developing area of cybersecurity.

Masters and crews must balance complex demands placed on them by other people, ships and ports, often with little notice or warning given. Clear and concise explanations are given of the principles underpinning security processes around these complex issues, as well as guidance and advice on putting them into action. In particular, the difficult topics of piracy, stowaways and the rescue of migrants at sea are covered in detail.

Above all, this book is a practical guide, written to serve as a helpful source of information and support for anyone facing issues relating to maritime security and keeping vessels, crews and cargoes safe at sea.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 The pillars of maritime security

Chapter 2 Threats to seafarers, ships and maritime trade

Chapter 3 Cybersecurity

Chapter 4 Evolution of maritime security

Chapter 5 Elements of the ISPS Code: role and responsibilities

Chapter 6 Basic shipboard security procedures

Chapter 7 Implication of the ISPS Code

Chapter 8 Security and seafarers

Chapter 9 Piracy

Chapter 10 Stowaways by sea

Chapter 11 Migrants and rescue at sea

Chapter 12 Crimes and criminality at sea

Chapter 13 Conclusions and recommendations

About the author

About the Author

Steven Jones MA, MSc, BSc (Hons), AFNI, FRSA Maritime Consultant Steven Jones is a maritime security expert with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He has worked as a consultant, investigator, auditor and author on maritime security issues and is a respected expert in the field having worked with leading companies and organisations globally.

In addition, Jones has been involved in setting international standards for maritime security and the use of protection at sea. In addition, was co-founder of a trade body for the industry.

He has a deep understanding of the threats facing the maritime industry and the challenges of protecting seafarers, securing trade, ships and ports. He is also a strong advocate for the importance of maritime security and the need for international cooperation to address the threats.


More Information


NI’s NW England and N Wales Branch Speaker: Steve Jones This webinar delves into the current impact of maritime security and its relevance in today's world. The focus is on the profound impact of the ISPS Code which has shaped maritime security practices for the past two decades.