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Upcoming webinars 2020

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28 May 2020 10:00 CEST Logistics Lane Threat Assessment: Berlin – Rotterdam Lars Albæk, Steve Bacot, Jim Pascoe
2 June 2020 10:00 CEST Vessel boardings in the Singapore Strait: Driving factors and consequences Thomas Timlen & Jim Pascoe
9 June 2020 10:00 CEST Detailed Look at Recent Gulf of Guinea Incidents – What Lessons Can We Take Away Dirk Siebels & Jim Pascoe
16 June 2020 10:00 CEST GPS Spoofing Kristian Bischoff & Jim Pascoe
23 June 2020 10:00 CEST Yemen, BAM & Red Sea Alexander Dimma Nielsen & Jim Pascoe
30 June 2020 10:00 CEST Hybrid Threats to Maritime Operations in the Middle East Hans Tino Hansen & Jim Pascoe


Upcoming webinars 2020




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15 April 2020

10:00 CET System Features and Use Ian & Jim



17 April 2020 10:00 CET Crisis Planning and Business Continuity Henrik & Jim



21 April 2020 10:00 CET Persian Gulf GoA Dirk & Jim



23 April 10:00 CET Libya Alexander & Jim



28 April 10:00 CET Threats to critical maritime infrastructure Hans & Jim



30 April 10:00 CET Gulf of Guinea Dirk & Jim



5 May 10:00 CET System Features and Use Ian & Jim



7 May 10:00 CET Abu Sayef and the Zulu Sea Thomas & Jim



12 May 10:00 CET Threat to shipping in the Red Sea Dirk & Jim



14 May 10:00 CET Libya Alexander & Jim



Kidnapping of seafarers in the Sulu/Celebes Seas

7 May 2020, 10:00 CEST
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The Abu Sayyaf Group, once notorious for preying on merchant vessels operating in the Sulu/Celebes Sea to kidnap seafarers for ransom, has faced sustained and increasing pressure from the Philippine’s armed forces, suffering significant loses of personnel and equipment. Despite these circumstances, kidnap for ransom operations continue. This webinar will cover the present consequences for vessels and crew in the area.

Speaker: Thomas Timlen
Host: Jim Pascoe

Sulu/Celebes Seas

Threats for merchant vessels in the Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

12 May 2020, 10:00 CEST       
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Iran, Saudi Arabia and other countries around the Persian Gulf continue to be involved in a struggle for regional influence. Merchant vessels have been affected by the resulting tensions in different ways. This webinar looks at two possible scenarios for developments in the next months and the potential implications for shipping companies operating in this area.

Speaker: Dirk Siebels
Host: Jim Pascoe

Western Libya Shipping Outlook 2020

14 May 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Risk Intelligence will give an update to the current situation in western Libya and explore the impact of some potential development scenarios. In particular focusing on the situation in Zuwara, Zawiyya, Tripoli, Khoms and Misrata. The goal is to inform and reduce the degree of uncertainty for clients calling at ports in Western Libya.

Speaker: Alexander Dimma Nielsen
Host: Jim Pascoe

Western Libya

Security measures for calls at Nigerian ports and terminals

Nigeria Ship

19 May 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Violent attacks against merchant ships off Nigeria have been a problem for many years. Security escort vessels and other protection measures are therefore in high demand. This webinar looks at the complexities of using escort vessels and the potential pitfalls of insufficient due diligence of private security companies that have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian Navy.

Speaker: Dirk Siebels
Host: Jim Pascoe

Stowaways: Port Weaknesses Identified

26 May 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Looking at a case study of Cape Town, our Port Risk manager will highlight the growing issue of stowaways; what to look out for, how to prepare your crews as well as how to reduce the chance of your vessels being targeted.

Speaker: Ian Wilkinson
Host: Jim Pascoe


Logistics Lane Threat Assessment: Berlin – Rotterdam


28 May 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Cargo theft criminals continue to target truck parking areas on main logistics routes. This makes the task of choosing where drivers should take their rest periods and overnight stops increasingly difficult. Also, busy logistics operators do not have the time to sift through reams of data when selecting rest stops.
Using the route Berlin – Rotterdam as a case study, this seminar takes a deeper dive into the problem to improve understanding and uncover trends that may otherwise be missed. The seminar will review incident hotspots and assess the vulnerabilities of various parking areas along the route. It will also assess the capability and intent of the criminals involved and look at the attractiveness of certain truck stops from the criminal perspective.

Speaker: Steve Bacot & Lars Albæk
Host: Jim Pascoe

Vessel boardings in the Singapore Strait: Driving factors and consequences

2 June 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Not since 2015 have there been so many boardings of vessels operating along the Singapore Strait. The factors behind the return of this activity in 2019 and 2020 will be discussed, including the nature of the incidents and the potential actions that can be taken by the littoral states to reverse this unwelcome trend. This webinar will also cover the related consequences for vessels and crew in the area.

Speaker: Thomas Timlen
Host: Jim Pascoe

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Detailed Look at Recent Gulf of Guinea Incidents – What Lessons Can We Take Away

Ship Gulf of Guinea

9 June 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Dr Dirk Siebels will take a detailed look at some recent events in the Gulf of Guinea, using them as case studies to identify weaknesses in operating procedures and how not all incidents might be as they first seem. Useful lessons are preparing your vessels and crews for operations in the Gulf of Guinea.

Speaker: Dirk Siebels
Host: Jim Pascoe

GPS Spoofing

16 June 2020, 10:00 CEST
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Increased reports of GPS jamming and spoofing are now in the public domain, Risk Intelligence will take a look at incidents in the Baltic, Black Sea and Eastern med to see what can be learnt from them. Traditionally the domain of state electronic warfare units the technology is now available for non-state actors to engage in spoofing navigation systems.

Speaker: Kristian Bischoff
Host: Jim Pascoe

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Yemen, BAM & Red Sea


23 June 2020, 10:00 CEST
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What is the impact on maritime operations of the ongoing conflict in Yemen? Our analysts take a look at some historic incidents as well as discussing the current threats.  With many states looking to gain influence in the ports of the southern red sea, there is the real potential for escalation, be it intentional or accidental.

Speaker: Alexander Dimma Nielsen
Host: Jim Pascoe

Hybrid Threats to Maritime Operations in the Middle East

30 June 2020, 10:00 CEST
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We continue the look at hybrid threats with a close up on the middle east, a region beset with tension and a growing number of actors looking to assert themselves – both state and non-state. What impact does this have on maritime trade and critical infrastructure.

Speaker: Hans Tino Hansen
Host: Jim Pascoe


Alexander Dimma Nielsen - Analyst

Alexander is employed as analyst with the focus of Middle East and North Africa. He has a background in the Danish Defence. He has served as a military linguist and cultural advisor in Iraq and as a staff officer with the The Royal Life Guards. He holds a master degree master in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen with the specialisation in International Relations, Diplomacy and Conflict Studies.

Dirk Siebels - Senior Analyst

Dirk Siebels is a Senior Analyst at Risk Intelligence, a Denmark-based security intelligence company where he is responsible for analysis on countries in sub-Saharan Africa. He holds a PhD from the University of Greenwich in London. His research largely concentrates on maritime security issues in sub-Saharan Africa, including the role of ports and maritime trade, IUU fishing, offshore energy production and the evolution of private maritime security providers.

Dirk has contributed to a number of research projects, including the annual State of Piracy report published by Oceans Beyond Piracy (now renamed as Stable Seas). He is an academic advisor for the Turkish Navy’s Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Istanbul and part of the expert network for CEMLAWS Africa, a thinktank based in Accra, Ghana.

Ian Wilkinson - PortRisk Manager

Ian served 27 years in the Royal Navy as an electronic warfare specialist, working in a wide variety of ships and shore establishments. Ian was the UK’s in-theatre counter-piracy analyst at the UKMCC in Bahrain and attended regular industry forums, as well as representing the UK at the ONI Illicit Activities and Counter-Terrorism Conference in Washington DC. Since leaving the military Ian has worked in Nairobi for a private security company arranging armed and unarmed security and advice to shipping clients transiting the High Risk Area, before starting with Risk Intelligence in 2015.

Jim Pascoe - International Sales Manager

Jim served as an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos, during that time he was heavily focused on counter terrorism both on land and at sea. As well as kinetic operations he held several roles within the Information Exploitation group, fusing intelligence feeds to provide actionable situational awareness. Since leaving the military Jim has worked in management consultancy, enabling large organisations to navigate change successfully, developing contingency plans and stress testing ideas.

Kristian Bischoff – Analyst

Kristian works as an analyst at Risk Intelligence, where he has a geographical focus on Northern- and Eastern Europe. 
Kristian has previously worked as an assistant at Risk Intelligence during the launch of Port Risk, after which he joined the Danish Army for national service. Since then he has been a part of the Danish Atlantic Treaty Association, a Copenhagen based think-tank.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Emergency- and Risk Management, and a master’s degree in Security and Strategy from the University of Exeter.

Lars Albæk - Sales Manager and Special advisor

Lars Albæk is an external consultant at Risk Intelligence employed as Sales Manager, and Special advisor for LandRisk. Lars has been working on logistics anti-crime measures since 2002 working in numerous roles including Country Manager at Eurowatch and Securi-Track networks. 

Besides working with Risk Intelligence Lars runs AL-Kon which has for the last 10 years advised companies and authorities on the use of Tracking devices and control centre specifications. 
AL-Kon has also developed customized cargo tracking solutions for larger companies around Europe with an exceptionally high recovery rate of stolen goods.

Lars is originally Scient pol. Bsc. From Aarhus University. 

Steve Bacot – LandRisk Manager

Before joining Risk Intelligence, Steve served in the UK Parachute Regiment and has 15 years’ experience in international security. This has included support for governmental reconstruction programmes, commercial oil and gas projects and NGO humanitarian operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

With a strong operational background in hostile and post-conflict environments, Steve has focused on policy development, risk and incident management and compliance to industry and international standards.

Steve is an ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP).

Steve regularly travels around Europe conducting onsite security surveys of truck parking areas.

Thomas Timlen - Analyst

Thomas Timlen, based in Singapore, is South East Asia Analyst. His background addressing maritime security threats began in the 1990s as an industry representative with BIMCO. Since then he has been involved with a variety of security related work including research conducted as a Visiting Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. He holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from Boston University.

Hans Tino Hansen - CEO

Hans Tino Hansen is founder and CEO of Risk Intelligence. He specialises in intelligence and maritime security risks for shipping, offshore, oil and gas companies. In addition, he has been advising a range of companies and governmental organisations at management level since 2001.