It is announced that on Friday 09 December 2011, the annual briefing meeting of the Athens Multi-Nationall Sea-Lift  Coordination  Centre  was organised in Papagos Camp, in cooperation with the bodies contributing institutionally to the implementation of its mission.

During the meeting, a presentation was given concerning  the organisation, the activities as well as the future programmes of the Centre. Furthermore, the recent developments concening international piracy were thoroughly discussed by representatives of the Maritime Liaison Unit  of the US 6th Fleet – MARLU, Naples – Italy, which is responsible for the issuing of reports on a weekly basis concerning incidents of piracy and risks assessments at a global level.

Finally, experts from the private sector provided presentations concerning  War Risk Insurance  of merchant ships, as well as the current international legal context for the combat of the phenomenon of piracy.