3 de marzo de 2014

Maritime Anti-Piracy. The Captain´s Guidebook de Peter King, más barato

En junio del año pasado incorporé una entrada que puede leerse aquí en la que hablaba de un notable libro escrito por Peter King. Se trata, como escribía entonces, de una obra pensada para los capitanes de buques mercantes que navegan por aguas de alto riesgo de sufrir un ataque pirata. Tras un resumen histórico del fenómeno de la piratería, con casos reales de secuestros y robos, el libro se centra en ofrecer consejos en materia de seguridad tanto pasiva como no pasiva, que demuestran el bagaje y la experiencia acumulada por Peter King. Además de haber pertenecido durante casi 20 años al cuerpo de los Royal Marines británicos, King ha ejercido desde el año 2005 como asesor de seguridad y jefe de equipo en algunas de las más importantes empresas de seguridad especializadas en el ámbito marítimo: Control Risks, Neptune Maritime Security, Kroll, Veritas-International, PVI o Solace Global Maritime. Desde septiembre de 2011 dirige su propia firma: IMAAG (International Maritime Anti-Piracy Advisory Group).

He podido conocer a través del propio Peter King que el libro es ahora más económico. Por ello incluyo sus comentarios, dado que creo que se trata de una obra que puede ser útil para toda persona interesada en el ámbito de la piratería marítima:

Dear All,

We wish to inform you that from this moment onwards the book “Maritime Anti-Piracy. The Captain’s Guidebook’ will be reduced from it’s original price of £195 to £95.

As our first published book it was very difficult to price it, as ship’s books are extremely expensive. IMAAG Ltd sought professional advice from literacy agents and publishers of maritime books and for a book of 394 coloured pages in A4 and being the only type of its kind that the price should be between £200-300 each.

We decided to lower that from the existing £195, as we always felt that this was still too high, therefore the price will now be £95 plus the courier’s fees.

The book has had very positive feedback from all sectors of the industry. Not only has appraisal come from shipping companies and their Captains, but also from the UK authorities, training establishments and from PCASPs / MSOs as well. Negative feedback is also important and things cannot be improved upon unless we know. Thankfully this has been minimalistic, but the points have been taken very seriously and amendments will be made in future editions.

It has been requested that the book be available electronically, we are considering this and also the option to buy a licensed PDF of individual chapters rather than the entire book. In the future this may be possible, the major problem is illegal copying as the music and film industry suffers with illegal download sites.

It will soon be possible to download a sample of the book for those interested in purchasing it via the website www.imaag.co.uk this will be samples of varying chapters to show the detail that is contained within.

We now have agents promoting the book in America and in the Middle East where sales continue to grow. The book is presently only available via the website but will also be available via Amazon too.

IMAAG would like to thank all of those who have bought the book via LinkedIn and given us feedback.
Best regards

Peter King

Como ya comenté en su día, el libro puede adquirirse en este enlace.

Fernando Ibáñez.