Trevor Hollingsbee

Trevor Hollingsbee

Maritime security expert and columnist, Trevor Hollingsbee was a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Senior Superintendent with the Hong Kong Marine Police, Assistant Secretary for Security in the British Hong Kong Government Security Branch, and Intelligence Analyst in the UK Ministry of Defence.

As an independent defence and security analyst he has had some 1,500 articles on maritime security, and geopolitical topics, published in a range of international journals and newspapers.

He is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, and a past Vice-Chairman of the Institute’s Hong Kong branch. 

FEATURE: Putting North Korea under pressure from seaward

The past year has seen tension between Washington and Pyongyang soaring, as a result of continuing missile launches, and nuclear weapon testing, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), in defiance of UN-mandated sanctions. DPRK leader Kim Jong-un has even uttered threats to strike US military facilities on Guam.

FEATURE: Unmanned naval revolution continues to gather momentum

The naval zone at London’s bi-annual arms fair, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, this year gave considerable prominence to the rapidly developing discipline of unmanned naval craft operations. A major driver of this discipline is the strong contemporary desire of many governments to minimise the possibility of their armed forces sustaining casualties in combat.

FEATURE: NGO ships under pressure in the Med

Some 500,000 irregular migrants (IM) have reached Europe by sea, mainly by way of Libya, in the past two years, while more than 6,000 people are estimated to have perished in the attempt. Inevitably, resistance in European countries to this human wave continues to grow, and a number of nations are now refusing to accept any more IRs for resettlement.

Right-wing group a new player in Mediterranean Sea migration crisis

The irregular migrant (IM) crisis in the Mediterranean, has seen, so far this year, the rescue of some 110,000 IMs, mainly from large, but flimsy, racketeer-supplied, Chinese-made RIBs, while more than 2,000 have probably perished in the attempt. Most of the IMs, who originate from a variety of nations, begin the sea phase of their journey on the Libyan coast.

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