National Press Club

Maritime Security: Today's Victories and Tomorrow's Challenges

Maritime Security: Today's Victories and Tomorrow's Challenges

January 8, 2013 9:30 AM

Location: Murrow Room

Piracy Daily's inaugural:
"Maritime Security: Today's Victories and Tomorrow's Challenges"
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 a conference inaugurating Piracy Daily, a new online Web site (www.piracydaily.com) and bi-weekly bulletin that highlight key stories and interviews focusing on piracy issues worldwide.
Piracy, recently recognized by the U.N. Security Council as one of the newest transnational security threats, is of major concern to the international community as it affects several of the most important world trade routes, with huge financial and other implications for business, global security and the basic rights of law-abiding peoples everywhere.
The event will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the Murrow Room. A one-hour discussion by RADM (ret.) McKnight, the first commander of multinational Task Force 151 off the coast of Somalia, and three other well-known maritime security experts will be followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer period.
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 (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.
In addition, McKnight will be available to sign copies of Pirate Alley.
If you are interested in attending, please contact us at RSVP@piracydaily.com, and include in your request your full name, title, the organization you represent, your telephone number, as well as your e-mail address.
For more information about Piracy Daily, visit us this weekend at wwww.piracydaily.com.