BIMCO names Tinsley as new head of Maritime Secutiry
BIMCO has appointed Philip Tinsley as new Head of Maritime Security, the association said in its press release.
Tinsley joined the association in 2015 and assumes his new position after the sad and untimely death of his colleague, Giles Noakes, earlier this year.
Before joining BIMCO, Tinsley spent 31 years with the Royal Marine Commandos – an elite specialist unit of the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of Major. His time with the military included both coastal and shore-side operations on a global scale and warfighting, with a specialisation in cold weather warfare.
Tinsley left the Royal Marines Commandos in 2010, and joined a global risk consultancy where he managed offshore security in the Indian Ocean high risk area in support of seismic operations, which included two Somali pirate attacks at sea.
He has a thorough understanding of port operations, personnel training requirements, compliance and management systems and he went on to establish and co-ordinate anti-piracy transit operations for a respected private maritime security company (PMSC) based in Dubai.
Moving forward, Tinsley will lead BIMCO’s work on maritime security, assisting BIMCO members in all aspects, including piracy, drug smuggling, stowaways, mixed mass migration and cyber security.