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Launch of piracy response programme

It will be launched on United Nations World Maritime Day, 29th September An industry response to the human cost of piracy will be launched on United Nations World Maritime Day, 29th September.Maritime Piracy: a Humanitarian Response is a crossindustry programme designed to help seafarers and their families, who are being left traumatised by the growing threat of modern, often violent, piracy - so far this year there have been more than 186 attacks by Somali pirates.The event, in London, will hear from a number of guests including Dr Peter Swift, programme chair and former managing director of INTERTANKO, Roy Paul of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) Seafarers' Trust, leaders of international shipping organisations and psychiatric consultant Dr Marion Gibson.Source: Shipmanagement International

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Piracy, Stewardship, Safety and Security to be Featured at the 2011 World Maritime Day

Observance and US Coast Guard Missions Conference 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.Source: World Maritime Day

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World Maritime Day Piracy: orchestrating the response in Port Arthur

On September 29 The IMO launched its Action Plan to promote the 2011 World Maritime Day theme "Piracy: orchestrating the response".The five objectives in promotion of this theme consist of:(1) securing the release of hostages;(2) strengthening the protection of persons, ship, and cargoes;(3) ensuring compliance with adopted measures;(4) promoting cooperation among stakeholders; and(5) building capacity in the affected States.World Maritime Day events are being held worldwide to further this theme.One of the two US observances of this initiative will be the Western Gulf Observance to be held in Port Arthur on September 29.For more information, click here.

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