BIMCO/CMF/CSO Alliance Workshop for CSOs

BIMCO, CSO Alliance and the Combined Maritime Forces host workshop.

Invitation to BIMCO-CMF-CSO Alliance Workshop

CSO Alliance would like to invite all Company Security Officers (CSO), risk management and operations managers, and interested parties from SSA member companies to participate
in a 3-hour CSO Workshop.

These Workshops will provide top level military, industry and private security insights into the maritime security situation. You will also witness a demonstration of the CSO Alliance – a global, members-only risk management platform for all shipping sectors to drive best practices in security to fight organised crime.


CSO Workshop with
BIMCO, Chief of Staff CMF, Bahrain, CSO Alliance and PMSC Ambassador

Temasek Club

1 Portsdown Road , Singapore 139295

Registration: Complimentary



Option (1)*


For CSOs Only (SSA Ordinary Member)
(A ‘CSO’ only Workshop focusing on
CSO Specific Issues)



Thursday, 26 February 2015

12.30am – 3.30pm



Option (2)*


For All SSA Members
(A Maritime Security Brief for
Management and Interested Parties)



Friday, 27 February 2015

12.30am – 3.30pm


All CSO delegates are welcomed to attend the BIMCO Roadshow happening at
the Conrad Hotel at 4.00pm on
Thursday, 26 February 2015

All CSO delegates are welcomed to attend the BIMCO YEG Reception at the Conrad Hotel
at 6.00pm on Friday, 27 February 2015

*Kindly note that Option (1) is only available for CSOs from SSA Ordinary Member Companies and Option (2) is available for all SSA members. Each workshop will have the same agenda, however, the focus for both workshops will differ. Please indicate Option (1) or Option (2) on the registration form attached.
  1. Brief from Industry by Giles Noakes, Chief Maritime Security Officer, BIMCO

–        BIMCO activities and current security issues/best practices

  1. 2.     Brief from Military by Capt Bill Nault, Chief of Staff Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain

–        Views on the future of the Counter-Piracy Mission in the Indian Ocean

  1. CSO Perspective by Mark Sutcliffe, Director, CSO Alliance

–        The unique and growing membership, an insight into the key features with a platform demonstration.

  1. PMSC Insights by Kenny Anderson, PMSC Ambassador

–        Veteran team leader’s sharing on insights from EAF & WAF ship board operations


This workshop is complimentary for all SSA members. Due to the limited number of seats available, registration is restricted to the 1st 2 representatives per SSA Member Company. Subsequent registrants will be placed on waiting list for the remaining seats available after the deadline.To register for the event, kindly download the registration form attached and submit the completed form to the SSA Secretariat (Attn: Ms. Yuliliya) via email to:
before 10.00am on Wednesday, 18 February 2015.For more information on the event or on CSO Alliance, kindly contact CSO Alliance’s representatives:  John Ashby at Email: / Tel: +44 (0) 1296 325702 orMark Sutcliffe at Email: / Tel: +44 (0) 7920 112752.


BIMCO ( is the world’s largest Ship Owner Association, with 2,300 members in around 130 countries. They provide a wide range of services to their global membership – which includes ship owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents. BIMCO’s core objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of their members by developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice and education. You will hear a global perspective on maritime security as it is today covering piracy, stowaways, drugs and refugees and the need for communication between CSOs to help fight illegal maritime activities to keep trade and ship operations flowing profitably.Combined Maritime Forces, Bahrain ( will receive a detailed overview of the current state of play in regards to the counter-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa.

In reviewing recent piracy trends, Captain Nault will emphasize the steadfast commitment of international maritime forces against this threat going forward. Of particular note is the data supporting the tangible results and direct benefit that BMP combined with military presence has brought to the drastic reduction in piracy events over the past three years.

In discussing the state of affairs on the ground in Somalia it will be clear, however, that the counter-piracy mission is far from completed. Continued cooperation and collaboration, such as can be seen through our recent partnership with the CSO Alliance, is essential to future success and are clear examples where the military/ industry bond is stronger than ever and should be encouraged to grow into the foreseeable future.

CSO Alliance (

A global, members-only risk management platform for all shipping sectors to drive best security practice and fight organised crime.

105 Company Security Officer have joined as members and they are responsible for the security of over 5,000 ships, over some 10% of the world’s Merchant Marine fleet. Our CSOs are mainly from the Merchant Marine, but we have CSOs from the Offshore Rig Owner, Offshore Supply craft, Cruise, Super Yacht and Fishing sector.

PMSC Ambassador 

From the sector, to give a brief from the Ship level in the Indian Ocean and West Africa. With over $500 million per annum invested in Private Maritime Security Companies, it is wise to listen to their advice and opinions.

This workshop is supported and kindly sponsored  by:
GAC, Askaris, Port2Port and MarTrust

This event is free to members of the Singapore Shipping Association. For further details and to register, please visit or email:

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