IMO Visiting Lecturer on Maritime Security Measures

Mr Ghorbel, upper left corner, lectures for the Law and Policy in Maritime Safety, Security, and Labour course.

Mr Mourad Ghorbel, Technical Officer for the Maritime Safety Division of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), was a Visiting Lecturer for students in the Maritime Law & Policy specialization on 28 April. The special lecture complemented the core instruction by resident faculty for the course: Law and Policy in Maritime Safety, Security, and Labour.

The specific focus of the lecture was providing guidance on several aspects of national legislation that could be utilized to fully implement the Maritime Security Measures. Chapter XI-2 of SOLAS and the ISPS Code were covered thoroughly giving rise to an interesting discussion about key aspects such as the limits to delegation of authority. The students particularly enjoyed learning the difference between exercises and drills, and actively participated in a case study under the guidance of Mr Ghorbel.

Mr Ghorbel is a maritime and port security expert and has worked for the Tunisian Ministry of Transport as well as consulted for the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), the International Maritime Safety and Security and Environment Academy (IMSSEA), and the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI). He also served as a consultant, auditor and lead auditor within the IMO under the IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS).

The Malmö MSc in Maritime Affairs is a 14-month programme with seven specializations: Maritime Education & Training; Maritime Energy Management; Maritime Law & Policy; Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration; Ocean Sustainability, Governance and Management; Port Management, and Shipping Management & Logistics. Foundation studies are taught in the first term and cover the introductory knowledge that is fundamental to all activities in the maritime field. Three successive terms focus on specialization studies and a dissertation. WMU has more than 150 Visiting Lecturers annually from around the world who contribute their expertise to enrich the education of WMU students. 

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