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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations’ specialised agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is a specialised division of the International Chamber Of Commerce (ICC). The IMB is a non-profit making organisation, established in 1981 to act as a focal point in the fight against all types of maritime crime and malpractice.

The NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) is the link between NATO naval forces and the merchant shipping community.

The Maritime Security Centre – Horn of Africa  aims to provide a service to mariners in the Gulf of Aden, the Somali Basin and off the Horn of Africa.

The Combined Maritime Force (CMF) is a multi-national naval partnership, which exists to promote security, stability and prosperity across  approximately 2.5 million square miles of international waters, which encompass some of the world’s most important shipping lanes.

The Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO) facilitates the exchange of information between the US Navy, CMF, and the commercial maritime community  in the US CENTCOM Area of Responsibility.

The Middle East Navigation Aids Service (MENAS) plays a major role in the safety of shipping in the Arabian Gulf and the preservation of the region’s marine environment.

The Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia (ReCAAP) is the first regional government-to-government agreement to promote and enhance cooperation against piracy and armed robbery in Asia.

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The International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) aims to strengthen ties in international commerce.


Law Enforcement

SOCA tackles serious organised crime that affects the UK and its citizens.

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organisation, with 190 member countries.

EUROPOL is the European law enforcement agency.


Drugs & Serious Crime

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime.

EMCDDA exists to provide the EU and its Member States with a factual overview of European drug problems and a solid evidence base to support the drugs debate.


Human  Trafficking is a web resource for combating Human Trafficking.


Travel Security, Safety & Advice

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice.

US Department of State travel warnings.


Risk Management

The Association of Irish Risk Management (AIRM) represents more than 250 members, professionals working in fields such as fire, occupational health and safety, flood, security, business interruption, pollution and work-related vehicle safety.


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