SAMI: taking on the pirates
SMT Online Web Exclusive
25 Feb 11
The world’s oceans are a ‘super highway’ for trade, but that also renders them a magnet for piracy. Consultant Peter Cook explains why he and his colleagues are taking the fight to the pirates by establishing SAMI, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry.
With the global economies slowly but surely climbing out of recession, it’s the free movement of trade that will feed growth… and the security of that trade which will ensure sustainable growth.
The maritime industry (encompassing commercial shipping, offshore oil and gas and port facilities) is the crucial enabler of this economic recovery and continued globalisation.