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Piracy, the curse of maritime transport

Piracy, the curse of maritime transport

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28/03/2012
29/03/2012

Piracy, the curse of maritime transport

Brussels, 28-29 March 2012

This seminar addresses on the effects of piracy on the shipping industry and seafarers. The seminar attempted wide-ranging issues such as the economic and human cost of piracy, the promotion of development in Somalia, the media coverage of the phenomenon, EU's military involvement in the Gulf of Aden, legal aspects related to the use of private security companies onboard merchant vessels and counter-piracy oriented research issues.

Agenda

Summary

Opening statements

European Commission, Welcome address by Mr Matthias RUETE, Director General, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport

European Commission, Opening Address by Mr Siim KALLAS, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Transport

Danish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Key note speech by Mr Ole SOHN, Danish Minister for Business and Growth

European Parliament, Key Note Address by Mr. Brian SIMPSON, Chairman of the European Parliament Transport Committee

Getting our acts together against piracy

International Maritime Organization, Key note speech by Mr Koji SEKIMIZU, Secretary-General of the IMO

Overview of piracy and ARAS (armed robbery at sea) today (Locations and magnitudes) by Captain Pottengal MUKUNDAN , International Maritime Bureau

A comprehensive approach to counter piracy by Mr Lars FAABORG-ANDERSEN, Ambassador to the Political and Security Committee of the EU, Danish Permanent Representation to the EU

Overview of the activities of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia by Mr Thorsten BARGFREDE, Administrator, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate, European External Action Service (EEAS)

The role of the European External Action Service

Interdisciplinary and global approach by Mr Rudolf  ROY, Head of the Security Policy Division, European External Action Service (EEAS)

CSDP answer, operations and related initiatives by Mr Thorsten BARGFREDE, Administrator, Crisis Management and Planning Directorate, European External Action Service (EEAS)

The role of the European Commission

Management of financial development instruments (EDF/Development Cooperation Instrument /IFS) by Mr  Antonio GARCIA FRAGIO, Head of Unit, DG DEVCO

Internal European Commission coordination by Mr Robert MISSEN, Head of Unit for land and maritime transport security, DG MOVE

Hardenig the target

Implementing the BMP (round table)

Mr Giles NOAKES, chief security officer of BIMCO

Mr Tim HART, Maritime and Underwater Security Consultant (MUSC)

Mr Jean Philippe BERILLON,  GDF Suez

Mr John BOREMAN, INTERTANKO Marine Director

Mr Erik R. NIELSEN, Head of Operations & Deployment, Maersk Line

Do commercial ships need structural changes?

Mr Simon DELFAU,  CMA-CGM

Mr Eric PRANG, SAGEM

Mr  Paolo SALIERI, Principal Administrator, DG ENTR

Mrs  Alessandra ZAMPIERI, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre

The specific situation of fishing vessels

Mr Orlando FACHADA, Administrator, Focal point for piracy in DG MARE

Armed deterrence on board commercial ships

Mr Jan Fritz HANSEN, deputy director-general, Danish Shipowners Association and Mr Fritz GANZHORN, director general, Danish Maritime Officers

Captain Paul GELLY, EUNAVFOR

Lieutenant-Colonel E. (Edwin) ALTENA, Dutch Ministry of Defence

Captain Nicola CARLONE, Head 6th Department, General Command of the Italian Coast Guards

Private Maritime Security Companies & Privately Contracted Armed Security Personals: fixing the rules?

Mr Peter COOK, Security Association for the Maritime Industry

Rear Admiral (rtd) Philip WILCOCKS, Maritime Guard Group

Mr Mikkel Chr. RUNBERG, GUARDIAN GBS

Lieutenant Colonel (Gendarmerie) Olivier ÉECHOUT, Secretariat General for the Sea, Services of the French Prime Minister

Mr Giles NOAKES, chief security officer of BIMCO

Vice Admiral (rtd) Sir Tim Mac CLEMENT, Security in Complex Environment Group

The human cost of piracy

European Parliament, Key Note Address by Mr. Giorgios KOUMOUTSAKOS, Transport Committee

Captain Pottengal MUKUNDAN, International Maritime Bureau

Mr Roy PAUL, Maritime Piracy Human Response Programme

Mr Peter SWIFT, Maritime Piracy Human Response Programme

Mrs Natalie SHAW, International Chamber of Shipping

Mr Jon Whitlow, International Transport Federation

And if that intensity of piracy and aras lasts?

Mr Juan RIVA, President of the European Community Shipowners' Association

Closing statements

Closing speaking points by Ms Marjeta JAGER, Director, DG MOVE, Policy coordination and security