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Offshore Patrol & Security Conference - Portsmouth - UK April 24 / 25

Offshore Patrol & Security on 24th & 25th April 2013 is an international conference and exhibition dedicated to the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) and maritime security sector.

Held each year at the Royal Navy Dockyard in Portsmouth, UK the conference attracts over 300 delegates alongside a customer centric exhibition designed to highlight the latest developments in technology.

Offshore Patrol & Security is an important event for all navies and coast guards to attend. The conference is chaired by Rear Admiral (Retd) Chris Parry CBE, Former Director - Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre. All serving naval and coast guard officers can register for a delegate ticket to attend Offshore Patrol & Security.

With recent humanitarian disasters at the forefront of maritime organisations concerns, the increase in focus on border enforcement, economic exclusion zone protection and counter-piracy operations is on-going. Offshore Patrol & Security will discuss how naval forces, coastguard agencies, industry and other relevant organisations can increase cooperation to improve maritime security, humanitarian relief from the sea and international naval cooperation.

Because of this ever-increasing focus delegates will attend the event with the aim of deciding upon the next actions to be taken in this ever changing and complex task. Offshore Patrol & Security 2013, which has been running annually for four years, will attract an audience of senior and influential naval personnel from around the world.

Offshore Patrol & Security 2013, organised by The Development Network, a well-known UK based conference organiser, is seen as one of the most critical meeting points for nations wishing to decide upon the future of their maritime security policies. The event includes presentations along with discussions focusing on key alliance policies such as NATO and the European Union.

The RIB & HSC Directory is pleased to be a media partner and supporter of OPS 2013 that includes an exhibition of maritime solutions.



Delegates at OPS 2013 will discuss the very latest issues surrounding all aspects of maritime security including counter-piracy, port protection, economic zone protection and enforcement along with recent technological innovations.

High on the agenda at OPS 2013 will be the continued operations off the coast of Somalia, a topic which has repeatedly been in the news over recent months and years. A focus on counter-piracy and counter terrorism in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions will also be of the upmost priority.

Nathan Martin, Managing Director of The Development Network said, 'Offshore Patrol & Security has often been seen as one of the most influential gatherings of key personnel from around the globe that wish to discuss the latest developments in maritime security. From the high number of attendees already signed up, we can clearly see that issues surrounding this area are still top of the priority list for many nations.'

The German based shipbuilder Abeking and Rasmussen will be the lead sponsor for the 2013 event and will discuss the close relationship between navies, coastguard agencies and industry in these tough economic times.

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