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January 6th, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Bryant’s Maritime Blog – 6 January 2015


White House – sanctions re North Korea;

Maritime Cyber security Symposium – 2-3 March; and

EC – smuggling of migrants in cargo ships.

January 6, 2015

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White House – sanctions re North Korea

clip_image004 President Obama issued an Executive Order [located at ] imposing even more sanctions against North Korea. (1/2/15). Note: Among other things, Kim Jong-un has been stricken from the White House Christmas Card list.

Maritime Cyber Security Symposium – 2-3 March

clip_image006 clip_image008 clip_image010 clip_image012 The American Military University (AMU), Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence, US Coast Guard, and Rutgers University are co-sponsoring the Maritime Cyber Security Learning Seminar and Symposium at Rutgers University on 2-3 March [located at ]. (1/5/15).

EC – smuggling of migrants in cargo ships

clip_image014 The European Commission (EC) posted the statement of Dimitris Avramopoulos, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship [located at ] on the smuggling of migrants in cargo ships. (1/2/15).

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