Project description

The World Maritime University is conducting a comparative study, which examines the domestic maritime security approaches undertaken at the international level on the issue of vessels that interact with isolated and/or low traffic remote facilities. 


Project Comparative Study on Domestic Laws & Regulation related to Maritime Security Arrangements in Selected Unmanned and / or Remote Facilities examines both SOLAS vessels (pursuant to the International Maritime Organization’s International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code) and non-SOLAS vessels (with explanation of how domestic requirements for non-SOLAS vessels differ from those of the ISPS Code). Specifically, the study will respond to the following two questions:



  1. Are jurisdictions (within the scope of this project) complying with ISPS Code Section A including equivalent security arrangements? If so, how?
  2. If jurisdictions (within the scope of this project) are unable to comply with ISPS Code Section A, what alternative security policies, legislation, etc. are being put in place to mitigate security risks?



Project Officer

Tafsir Matin Johansson

Dr. Tafsir Matin Johansson is employed as an Associate Research Officer at the WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (Global Ocean Institute) in Malmö, Sweden. Prior to joining the Global Ocean Institute, Tafsir served as Research Associate at the World Maritime University (WMU) where he has held office since 2013. Tafsir is a policy analyst with a Ph.D. in Maritime Affairs from WMU, an LLM in Maritime Law from the University of Lund, Sweden, and an LLB from the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Aspasia Pastra

Dr. Aspasia Pastra holds a B.Sc. degree in Public Administration, specializing in economics, from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens and an MBA from Cardiff University. She was granted a scholarship in memory of the ship-owner George P.


Project Duration

October, 2018 to March, 2019