Protection Measures for Merchant Ships
Project Duration
March 2014
May 2016
Research Priority Area
Maritime Safety
Project Website

PROMERC (Protection Measures for Merchant Ships) aims to reduce the vulnerability of EU merchant fleets and maritime supply lines to criminal abduction and extortion and thereby reduce risk to mariners, shipping and the environment while also reducing costs and remaining cognisant of legal and social constraints. PROMERC is an EU research project.

The PROMERC project - Video

PROMERC Newsletter 1

PROMERC Newsletter 2

PROMERC Newsletter 3

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Principal Investigator
Aref Fakhry
Associate Professor
Co-principal investigator
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Project Officer
Dimitrios Dalaklis
Professor, Safety and Security
Raphael Baumler
Professor, Head of Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration
Martin E. Conroy, Jr.
Research Intern
Khanssa Lagdami
ITF Seafarers' Trust Associate Professor of Maritime Labour Law & Policy