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January 9, 2004

WMU appoints Petersen Visiting Professor

The World Maritime University (WMU), a Malmo, Sweden, based agency of IMO, has appointed Kim E. Petersen, President of SeaSecure LLC, as a Visiting Professor. SeaSecure LLC is a global leader in maritime security and counter-terrorism consulting. Petersen will help the WMU to develop a maritime security curriculum for the graduate program at the MalmĀ, Sweden-based university.

"We first began to support the World Maritime University in 2001 and we are honored to continue our affiliation with the leading maritime university in the world," said Petersen. "I look forward to developing a premier seaport and ship security and antiterrorism program for the WMU graduate program here in Sweden."

Petersen, (who is among the speakers at MARINE LOG's January 27 & 28 MARITIME & PORT SECURITY 2004 conference in Washington, DC) will work from his Ft. Lauderdale, Florida offices and conduct lectures at the university each August.

In addition to being the President of SeaSecure, Kim Petersen is also the Executive Director of the Maritime Security Council, which represents over 70% of the world's shipping. His civilian career has included senior staff positions with former U.S. Secretaries of State Kissinger and Haig. He also served at the U.S. Senate and US Defense Department and is a former Captain in the Army's Special Forces. He has directed security for such companies as Princess Cruises and Renaissance Cruises. He attended Harvard Business School and Virginia Commonwealth University. Kim has frequently given expert testimony before Congress on maritime security and his writings have been published in several journals and books. He has been featured on such programs as CBS's "Sixty Minutes," ABC's "20/20," the Evening News with Peter Jennings, and National Public Radio. In 2003 the Secretary of Transportation appointed him to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council.

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