“Stepping Out of the Boat”: the 2012 NAMMA Conference
The NAMMA Conference, NAMMAC 2012, draws near.
Themed “Stepping Out of the Boat – Faith, Passion, and Practicalities in Maritime Ministry” (Matthew 14:27-29), NAMMAC takes place from the 6th to the 9th of August 2012.
A presentation on ICMA has been pencilled into the draft program: “ICMA and the world perspective of maritime ministry”.
The International Christian Maritime Association’s Chairman and Chief Executive of the Center for Seafarers Rights at the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey, Douglas B. Stevenson, will attend and has been invited to speak at the Conference.
Clay Maitland is among the other speakers expected at NAMMAC. Maitland has recently called for a global convention for the suppression of maritime piracy. Addressing a luncheon in London, Maitland, the president of NAMEPA and the managing director of International Registries, Inc. (IRI), the third largest vessel registry, which manages 2,634 Marshall Islands- flagged vessels, said he envisaged such a global convention could “set legal parameters for using lethal force and making arrests” and could enable pirates being tried at The Hague.
Maitland was quoted from Bloomberg by CFC (Civil Military Fusion Centre Mediterranean Review Report May 8th 2012) in an article on Somali piracy.
To register for NAMMAC, get in touch with NAMMA’s Chief Executive, the Reverend Loring Carpenter at email@example.com