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Units forth practices to make sure protection and foster overseas alternate Written with a global standpoint, this ebook analyzes the advanced set of things affecting the protection of port and maritime operations, together with transport, politics, economics, crime, and terrorism. writer Michael Edgerton opinions present ways to maritime and port safeguard according to his greater than twenty-five years of expertise in Read more...

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These challenges include: • • • • Disparate levels of training, qualification, and overall professionalism depending on crew nationality Possible intracrew hostilities or tensions based on nationality Potential lack of crew cohesiveness Crew lack of familiarity with each other over long periods of time In recent decades, the composition of merchant crews has changed significantly, with a greater percentage of crews coming 14 The International Maritime Operating Environment from developing countries, some of which have less technologically advanced methods of documenting or validating crewmember identities and qualifications.

40 The International Maritime Operating Environment Smuggling As noted previously, due to high volume and requirements for quick delivery of goods and freight, ports remain vulnerable to smuggling. Smuggling may include narcotics, people, weapons, or other illegal material. Smuggling typically occurs by placing narcotics in the cargo or inside a shipping container on a ship. When the ship arrives in the destination port, the illegal material is either removed from the cargo in the port or from the cargo or container at its destination.

REFERENCE S 1. cfm? action=about, accessed on 2 April, 2011. 2. Committee of Inquiry into Shipping (1970): Report (Rochdale Report). Cmd 4337, HM Stationary Office, London. 3. Ship Registers Feature: "Kings, Communists and Pushers: The Strange Ways of the Cambodian Register," Fairplay International Shipping Weekly, 12 October 2000. 4. "Beneficial owners" is a term that refers to the actual owner, whether it be an individual or corporation, that is the prime beneficiary of profits and benefits accrued from vessel ownership.

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