BIMCO head of maritime security dies suddenly

International shipping association BIMCO’s Head of Maritime Security Giles Noakes died suddenly on May 10th aged 62. Noakes joined BIMCO in January 2008. He was well-known and highly regarded, actively and expertly advising ship owners, operators, shipping associations, military, non-governmental organisations and government departments on maritime security issues. He was particularly instrumental in the development of Best Management Practices for protection against Somalia-based piracy. BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus said that “we send Giles’ family our very sincerest condolences. Giles was a wonderful man and I was happy and proud to have worked with him at BIMCO. We all share his family’s sadness – they are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Giles will be sorely missed by all who knew him.” Mr Noakes leaves a partner and four children.