Mr Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO


It is with great sadness that BIMCO announces the unexpected death of its Head of Maritime Security, Mr Giles Noakes on Wednesday 10 May.

Giles 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 shipowners, 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.

Giles was 62, and leaves a partner and 4 children.

Mr 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

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 and the details will be added and passed onto Giles’ family.

Leslea Petersen
By Leslea Petersen
in Copenhagen, DK


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