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Philip Tinsley

Manager, Maritime Security at BIMCO


Prior to pursuing a career in maritime security, Phil was an officer in the Royal Marine Commandos.  His military career covered over 30 years and included littoral operations on a global scale, warfighting and specialisation in cold weather warfare. Since leaving in 2010, Phil has managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean High Risk Area in support of seismic operations, which included 2 Somali pirate attacks at sea. He went on to establish and coordinate anti-piracy transit operations for a respected security organisation based in Dubai.

Phil joined BIMCO in 2015 and his primary role is to assist members with all aspects of maritime security; including piracy, smuggling, stowaways, migration by sea and cyber security. Phil has a thorough understanding of port operations, personnel training requirements, compliance and management systems.

Currently based in Denmark near BIMCO House, Phil maintains his hobby as a cyclist and now as Head of Department is always happy to take any queries on any relevant maritime security issues.