UGS Weekly Digest 05 – 11 May 2014

ISO 28000 with UKAS Blue

ISO/PAS 28007 The Accreditation for Maritime Security Companies By Ilias Papadopoulos Master in International Relations & Strategic Studies           The year 2008 saw the formation of a new trend in maritime commerce, piracy. The phenomenon of course was not unheard of, but at that time it became so menacing that shipping companies had to acknowledge it and took steps to protect their assets and interests. At first the states tried to play the role of the protector against maritime crime but the measure soon proved ineffective, both financially and legally. Meanwhile the reality remained unchanged, and demand of security from the ship owning companies and the charterers, soon produced supply from the private sector.             Thus a whole new … Continue reading