The following is the text of a news release from the Maritime Administration and Acting Maritime Administrator Paul "Chip" Jaenichen:
(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MarAd) is constantly working to foster safety and security in the maritime industry, both domestically and internationally. Recently, at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Maritime Security Seminar, I had an opportunity to collaborate and strengthen communication with our transatlantic maritime partners and share solutions on current maritime security issues and threats.
The NATO Ocean Shipping Transport Group discussions tackled both old and new threats, and MarAd remains fully engaged in meeting these challenges, particularly piracy.
You can read more about worldwide maritime security efforts on our Fast Lane blog.