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UK unveils maritime strategy

28th May 2014 - 13:20 GMT | by Philip Rood in Portsmouth


The UK has unveiled its first National Strategy for Maritime Security (NSMS) focused on improving integration and collaboration to protect its interests in domestic and international waters.

Launched by shipping minister Stephen Hammond at the Chamber of Shipping on 13 May, the document unsurprisingly confirms the increasing maritime threat to the UK’s economic interests from piracy, drug smuggling, human trafficking and terror attacks on ships, ports and offshore assets.

The strategy focuses on the next five to 20 years and is designed to improve knowledge of current and future threats and implement five maritime security objectives.

These are to protect ...

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