BIMCO’s Giles Noakes dies unexpectedly

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BIMCO has announced that its of Head of Maritime Security and well-known industry figure, Giles Noakes, died unexpectedly yesterday (Wednesday), aged 62.

Mr Noakes joined BIMCO in January 2008 and made a significant and lasting contribution to the development of maritime security across the industry.

He was well-known and highly regarded, actively and expertly advising ship owners, operators, shipping associations, military, non-governmental organisations and government departments on maritime security issues. He was particularly instrumental in the development of Best Management Practices for protection against Somalia-based piracy.

Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, BIMCO President & Chairperson of the Board said: “This is tragic news. We send Giles’ family our very sincerest condolences. Giles was a wonderful man and I was happy and proud to have worked with him at BIMCO. We all share his family’s sadness – they are in our thoughts at this very difficult time. Giles will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Mr Noakes leaves a partner and four children.

BIMCO has set up a page to record the many tributes and messages of condolences that are being sent from around the world. Anyone who would like to leave a message should email pr@bimco.org and the details will be added and passed onto Mr Noakes’ family.

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