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AUGUST 2008 ISSUE

BEATING THE PIRATES
What's the best way for a shipowner to avoid having a ship hijacked by pirates?

Reroute the ship even if it means a huge diversion
Stay within recommended safe limits and patrolled areas
Hire an on-board security team
Just hope for the best

October 8, 2008

CMA CGM (America) LLC names Safety, Security, and Environmental Officer

MARK NEWCOMB

CMA CGM (America) LLC has appointed Mark Newcomb as Safety, Security, and Environmental Officer. Mark will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of safety, security, and environmental policies and programs for the company's marine and inland operations throughout the United States. Mark will also lead the Incident Response Team and act as a liaison to various industry groups, along with federal and state agencies, on safety, security, and environmental matters.

Mark brings a broad range of experience to his position. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, his Navy career included work as a Judge Advocate, specializing in national security and Law of the Sea issues. Most recently, he represented vessel owners, charterers, and insurers for Davey & Brogan, P.C., a maritime and admirality law firm where he focused on developing the firm's maritime safety and security practice.

Mark received his J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law. He will be based in the company's Norfolk, Virginia office, and will report to Marc Marling, Vice President and General Counsel.

Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, CMA CGM (America) LLC is the U.S. agent of France-based container shipping giant CMA CGM, currently the world's third largest container shipping group operating a fleet of 377 vessels. In 2007, it carried more than seven million TEUs

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