"Maritime Security An Introduction" is more than just an introduction but is a must reading that offers:
The commercial maritime sector has emerged as a highly vulnerable and probable target for a major terrorist attack, while also facing the impact of mass migration in Europe and threats posed by Transnational Criminal Organizations. The solution to these threats lie not in trying to address it at the final links in the cargo supply chain, but in implementing effective and comprehensive security measures and procedures at key initial links in the cargo supply chain the first primary "choke point" – load seaports and their ships.
This book provides practical, experience-based, and proven knowledge - and a “how-to-guide” - on maritime security. McNicholas explains in clear language how commercial seaports and vessels function; what the multiple existing threats and challenges; and what security policies, procedures, systems, and measures are effective in mitigating these threats. Whether the problem is weapons of mass destruction, piracy, contraband smuggling, stowaways, or cargo theft, Maritime Security provides invaluable unique guidance for the professionals who protect our shipping and ports.
Maritime Security, 2nd Edition, provides new chapters that focus on the U.S.' "Whole-of-Government" approach to responding to maritime security incidents and threats, UN legal conventions and frameworks, transnational crime, and migration. Updates throughout will provide the latest information in this increasingly important field.