Counteracting Piracy – IMarEST'S Conference ‘Hits The Spot'
31st August 2009
Delegates from home and overseas are registering for next month's highly topical inaugural ‘Piracy and Offshore Security Conference – Practical responses and solutions' being held Tuesday 15- Wednesday 16 September in Portsmouth by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).
"Countering the generic and ever-present threat of piracy is key to the marine industry, and next month's conference highlights and discusses ways and means in which ship and offshore installation owners and operators can counter the generic and ever-present threat," explains Dr Marcus Jones, Chief Executive of IMarEST.
As the name of the conference implies, and as befits the remit of IMarEST, our two-day event will be looking very much at the positive side of the solutions on offer and what ship and platform operators can do to counter the threat and lessen the risk to their vessels, crews and cargoes rather than at the geo-politics of piracy.
"Designed by marine professionals for the shipping and offshore industries around the globe, this highly practical IMarEST conference demonstrates our commitment to informing the maritime community and facilitating its business, whilst as a membership organisation keeping its delegate charges low and standards high for everyone. I urge you to book your place now!"
Thermal Imaging Cameras will be centre stage on Intronics' stand. Image Intensifiers on a dark cloudy night are virtually useless but Thermal Imaging Cameras for marine applications have become more essential as the threat of Piracy increases. Pirates often use small high speed GRP boats with low radar signature making them almost impossible to detect until it is too late. Being aware of their approach provides time to be prepared for their arrival or take evasive action.