Marine Security Info Evening 23/2

Peter Cook is an experienced maritime security practitioner, he has worked with intergovernmental agencies (UNODC & IMO), flag and port States, international shipping associations and private maritime security providers. Having worked in London for ten years, he is now based in Melbourne, Australia, exploring new opportunities in the Indo-Pacific region. 

He is an Honorary Fellow with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) University of Wollongong, a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, Dalian Maritime University, China and ANCORS. 

He is also a Freelance Journalist, commenting on maritime security related issues for maritime industry media platforms, a co-founder and Indo-Pacific Editor of the exciting new International Journal of Maritime Crime & Security (IJMCS – 

This evening is a fundraiser for Sailing Lifts Your Spirits.  Peter has kindly donated his time and expertise to support our Charity. A silent auction will be available for you to bid on some great prizes on the night.

Only $10 to secure a ticket at this informative event. Crucial if you are planning on heading anywhere offshore this year. Tickets available at

Bring your friends and crew and book a table for dinner prior to the event in the Olympic Restaurant or Members Bar at RBYC.

Programme for Friday 23 February 2024.

7:30 – 8:00 – Assemble, get a drink and find a seat.

8:00 – 8:45  – “90 percent of everything moves by sea” As sailors you share the same waters and ports as the global maritime industry, but do you understand how big it is, how it works and why it is the skeleton of the global economy.  A short introduction to the global maritime industry, how it works and why it is crucial to us all. 

8:45 – 9:00 – Refresh drinks 

9:00 – 9:45 – “How to keep your yacht and crew safe and secure”.  A broad look at global maritime security and what it means to you when you explore new places, ports and lands 

9:45 – 10:30 – Informal discussions, questions, drinks and dispersal. The aim is to provide an understanding of the maritime industry and then focus on security advice for people who are considering adventuring beyond Australian waters