Ship travel and related dimensions in the present global world are extremely complicated, said Mukesh Baveja, vice-chancellor of the Indian Maritime University.
He was inaugurating a one-day seminar on “Ship Security and Anti-piracy as per MLC-2006” on Thursday in Kochi organised by Euro Tech Maritime Academy.
“Modern technology has immensely contributed to address the complications associated with ship travel. The impact of technology is evident in the realm of piracy. India has also made significant advancements in anti-piracy technology. But there are tremendous scope for innovations in developing anti-piracy strategies,” he said.S K Sinha, principal officer, Mercantile Marine Department, in the keynote address pointed out that India has achieved a respectable position in anti-piracy operations in international level.
“The history of piracy is interesting. It is taking new forms with the passage of the time. ,” he said.
Papers were presented on ‘Illegal immigrants/Stowaway: security concerns and procedures, current security threats to shipping, protection of seafarers’ rights on security as per MLC, conventions, codes related to security’.
Sashi Kumar, Capt Gopal, Capt Nayar and Capt P K Thomas presented papers.