IMO Appoints Special Advisor on Maritime Security

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The IMO Secretary-General has appointed Peter Adams, Head, Maritime Security, Maritime Safety Division, as “Special Advisor to the Secretary-General on Maritime Security”, says a press release published on IMO website.

About the appointment

The appointment of the special advisor will support the provision of assistance and advice at the highest levels in IMO on maritime security matters and facilitate external engagement to support IMO efforts in this regard.

IMO has within its mandate to make trade and travel by sea as safe and secure as possible. Maritime security is at the core of the work of the Organization, whose mission entails the management and mitigation of any threats with the potential to compromise maritime security through the development of suitable regulations and guidance

said IMO.

The appointment of Mr. Adams comes at a time when cyber security attacks, piracy and armed robbery against ships, unlawful acts, stowaways, drug smuggling and other illicit maritime activities are threatening the maritime sector and have to be addressed.

About Peter Adams

Peter Adams is a former Royal Navy officer, Admiralty Pilot, and commercial harbour pilot. He has extensive operational and command experience, including enforcing UN sanctions in the former Yugoslavia; counter narcotics operations in the Caribbean; anti-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa; and suppressing maritime criminality in Hong Kong, China.

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Source: IMO

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