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Training & Maritime Security
team?s performance. ?This allows the Administrator to build a database of these ?report cards? on the teams,? Capt. Heinan said. ?We also share these assessments with SAMI, so an industry-wide database of assessments can be built. This will help maintain the highest standards of quality among the PMSCs,? he concluded. The Broader View The RMI understands that the use ofPCASPs is a short-term solution to a long-term issue. Toward that end, the RMI remains fully involved with the UNCGPCS, its working groups, and with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to develop strategic solutions to the piracy issue. These two international bodies are also striving to Þ nd a consensus among member states in implementing BMPs. Further, the RMI continues to work with military and intelligence organizations to support multi-national efforts designed to counter piracy. The Author William H. Watson is Maritime Security Liaison at International Registries, Inc. (IRI), the maritime and corporate administrator of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). Will also holds a commission as Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs in the Of? ce of the RMI Maritime Administrator and represents the RMI at the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS). He is vice president and governor of the Maritime Security Council and represents the maritime sector on the National Council of ISACs (Information Sharing and Analysis Centers). He has lectured at the Global Maritime and Transportation School at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point and the International Maritime Law Institute on Malta.