Nautical Institute Command Seminar "Bridging the Maritime Gap" to be held in Houston in April

In the shipping industry's constantly changing operational environment, the mariner and the international shipping industry sometimes experience delays to their operations due to lack of communication (and trust) between the maritime partners. The Nautical Institute is taking the opportunity to focus on bridging this gap by holding a seminar 11/12 April 2006 in Houston. 

Experts from various fields, including U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Justice, MARAD (U.S. Maritime Administration), leading classification societies, experienced maritime lawyers and other experts, have been invited to present papers and discuss the relevant issues. 

Topics to be considered at the two-day seminar will range from commercial operations, to criminalisation of shipping people. Seminar sections include:  

  • the shipboard/shoreside gap;
  • the human element;
  • safety and security;
  • the criminalisation of the seafarer;
  • international commerce working together;
  • the energy industry.

More information can be found at 

Contact: Howard Snaith