Yachting security conference set for Virgin Islands

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The Maritime Security Council will host the 2010 Yacht Industry Security Conference in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December.

The focus of the conference, scheduled for Dec. 7-8 at the Yacht Haven Grande Marina in St. Thomas, is identifying security best practices appropriate for the yachting industry and reducing opportunities for the industry to be a vector for successfully introducing threats into yachting marina host countries.

The program will include panel discussions on topics as such "Weapons on Board - Benefits & Liabilities" and "Impact of Caribbean Regional Security on the World Stage." There also will be presentations on the Coast Guard's Small Vessel Security Program and on "New Technology & Innovative Approaches to Security."

The Charlotte, N.C.-based Maritime Security Council is a non-profit that represents ocean carriers, cruise lines, port facilities and terminals, logistics providers, importers, exporters and related maritime industries throughout the world.

Click here for conference information.

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