50th SAGMaS (Stakeholder Advisory Group on Maritime Security) Meeting, Lisbon

The 50th SAGMaS (Stakeholder Advisory Group on Maritime Security) Meeting took place on in Lisbon on 28 February 2018 and was hosted by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). A wide range of issues related to maritime security were discussed. Topics included the combatting of (organised) maritime crime, ferry security, piracy, and cyber security. Several insightful presentations were given by the stakeholders from different backgrounds such as the CSO Alliance, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA), Aquapol and European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA). The meeting which was attended by participants from industry, EU and member states’ government officials and NGOs, provided a useful platform to engage on common maritime security concerns and discuss effective ways to tackle them.