Maine man to lead maritime security committee

Posted July 26, 2010, at 5:12 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine man has been chosen to lead a national committee that provides advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters of maritime security.

Jeffrey Monroe of Cape Elizabeth is the new chairman of the 22-member National Maritime Security Advisory Committee.

The committee addresses issues ranging from security regulations and threat assessment policies to transportation worker identification credentials.

Monroe is a licensed master mariner with more than 35 years experience in the transportation and maritime industry.