Focus: "Maritime Security: Today's Victories and Tomorrow's Challenges"
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- January 8th will usher in the launching of Piracy Daily which, together with the already-published Piracy Daily Bulletin, is meant to provide critical understanding of a centuries-old (and the first-recognized) international crime against humanity—maritime piracy, a well-known but frequently misunderstood illegal activity that just late last year was elevated for full consideration by UN Security Council.
The new online Web site (
www.piracydaily.com / available this weekend) and the bi-weekly
Bulletin highlight key stories and interviews focusing on piracy issues worldwide.
The inaugural conference, "Maritime Security: Today's Victories and Tomorrow's Challenges," will have as its keynote speaker Rear Admiral Terry McKnight, USN (Ret.), author of Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia .
AdvanFort, a recognized leader in global maritime security solutions, is sponsoring the conference.
The other confirmed participants are: -- Charles N. Dragonette, a recently-retired senior analyst on piracy at the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence. -- John A. C. Cartner, the designated Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United States; a member of other state maritime law associations, and the principal author of The International Law of the Shipmaster. -- William H. (Will) Watson, vice president of government affairs and governor with the Maritime Security Council, where he represents the Maritime Industry on the National Council of ISACs (Information Sharing & Analysis Centers), and the president of AdvanFort.