Tributes to Giles Noakes

Giles Noakes

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. 

Memorial service

A memorial service for Giles will take place at noon on Thursday 20 July at:

St James's Church,
197 Piccadilly,
London, W1J 9LL 

Followed by a reception from 13:30 -15:30 at:

Army & Navy Club,
36 Pall Mall,
St James's,
London, SW1Y 5JN

RSVP Karin Petersen at kp@bimco.org

Donations

Kindly to either one of Giles’s two favourite charities:

Anyone who would like to leave a message should email pr@bimco.org and the details will be passed onto Giles’ family.

Posted on 16.05.2017 by The Noakes family

Thank you all for your kind messages and condolences. It has given much solace, though not much surprise to us to read how much of an impact Dad had at work! Our Dad was full of charm and enthusiasm, he also really cared about making the world a better place which he did his utmost to achieve. Thank you again for sharing your memories of Dad, he lived life to the max and it is hard for us to accept that that spark is gone from our lives but your personal tributes have meant so much to our family in this time of sadness and grief.

Posted on 16.05.2017 by Georgina Noakes
As Giles's sister, Georgina Noakes, with my husband Richard Sayer, and my sister Lavinia and her family, and our cousins, we would like to say how much all your messages of condolence and rememberances of the unique life force that was our brother Giles, have meant to us. We have read them with heavy hearts, alongside his wonderful children Vicky, Charlotte, India and Alexander and his partner Susan. We are still, like you all, reeling from the shock of Giles's death a week ago today. And we are grappling with the fierce loss to his family as well as to the maritime industry at large. Each message has helped us to not just mourn but also celebrate Giles's life and achievements - and the affection in which he was clearly held - as well as appreciate his legacy, which you all must now continue to the next level. Like his father before him, Giles was a one off. We will not see the like of him again. We do hope to meet you at the Memorial Service which will be held to honour and celebrate the life of Giles.  BIMCO will kindly let you know when that will be. 
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Susan Lee
I am finding it so hard to collect my thoughts but wanted to thank you all for taking the time to write your moving tributes to my partner Giles Noakes. Through your considered words, you have brought Giles back to me and I recognise the man I knew and love in your messages. Giles wanted the best for everyone he met and would genuinely offer help and good counsel to anyone who reached out for it. Above all else, he was a kind man and this meant more to me than anything. Giles was passionate about his work and many of your names are very familiar to me through conversations with him. I know being a part of your community meant a great deal to him. He would be so touched and humbled to read your comments and I would very much like to thank you on his behalf.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Mr Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, BIMCO President & Chairperson of the Board
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.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Angus Frew, Secretary General & CEO and BIMCO staff
We are all very shocked to hear of Giles’ sudden and untimely death.

Giles was a giant of our industry in both personality and expertise. He put a distinct fingerprint on BIMCO and the wider shipping community and he leaves a great void.

We all knew and appreciated Giles for his enthusiasm and devotion in everything that he engaged in. He was a good colleague and friend and he will be sorely missed by us all.

We send our sincere condolences to his family, they are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Anastasios Papagiannopoulos - BIMCO President Designate
Giles Noakes, was an extremely valuable and skilled Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO and with his polite and joyful manner he contributed a lot to the smooth and competent functioning of the organisation. At this difficult time our thoughts are with his family and children.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Roger Harris - International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network
ISWAN expresses its deepest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Giles. We thank him for all his sincere commitment to protecting the lives of countless seafarers affected by piracy and armed robbery. We especially appreciate his warm support of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme. He will be greatly missed.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Phillip Cable - MAST
I am like many very very shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Giles. I remember first meeting Giles way way back in around 2003/4 at the ports and terminals working group when he was running his Company Jigsaw and I recall then his meticulous approach to the subject matter of security. He carried that on ever since and rightly so was well respected in the industry. At Mast we always saw him as a trusted confidant and recently in fact his son has started working for us. I would like to send my sincere condolences and love to his family. God rest his soul.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Capt. Ghulam Moinuddin - MURSHID Shipping International FZE
Please convey our heartfelt condolence to Mr Giles’ family on his sad demise. May almighty rest his soul in peace and give courage to his family to bear this loss!!!

Posted on 10.05.2017 by Michael Phoon, Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association
On behalf of the President, the Council, and members of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), I wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Management and staff of BIMCO on the demise of Mr Gile Noakes, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO.

Mr Noakes has certainly built up a reputation respected and admired by many in the shipping industry, as an advocate for maritime security and safety at sea. His passing will be a great loss to the shipping industry, but we are confident of the strong foundation which he has built over the years.

Kindly convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Glen Forbes - OCEANUSLive

Having first met Giles on his visit to EUNAVFOR HQ in Northwood back in 2008, his strong and determined character shone through to all the staff when setting up Op Atalanta.

His outstanding knowledge and understanding of maritime security requirements were a key component in the initial measures (Advice to Masters, the precursor to BMP) to combat piracy in the Gulf of Aden and NW IOR.

After my career in the Royal Navy came to a close and I became more involved in counter piracy information sharing, Giles was an ever-present source of ideas and options to move ahead. His timely advice, careful consideration of any situation and his ability to engage with so many across the realm of shipping in all its various guises was an example to many.

His innate humour and manner, retaining some of that old Royal Marines outlook, never failed to keep all entertained and engaged. His attempt at the dandy Sapeur men’s clothing style should not be forgotten either.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Morten Glamsø, Senior Adviser, Danish Shipowners’ Association

I have been working together with Giles the last many years and at many different locations. I have always appreciated his deep insight in maritime security related matters. It is a loss for BIMCO, and the maritime industry not to have him around anymore.

Please pass on my sincerely condolences to his family.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by A P Chattin, Director, MSS Global
Giles was a real force and personality in the maritime security industry – his drive, energy and enthusiasm as head of maritime security for BIMCO has left a very real positive legacy. 
 
Giles was pivotal in helping shape the early foundation of MSS Global. He sage advice, counsel and humour will be missed – both personally and professionally. As a key player on our Impartiality Committee, he always sought to ensure MSS Global delivered the quality of assurance expected by BIMCO’s members. 
 
And as a former Royal Marine, we lose a brother; see you at the final RV Giles. Per Mare Per Terram.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Neil Roberts, Manager, Marine and Aviation, Lloyd's Market Association
I am really very sorry to learn this and quite shocked – as you probably know we were expecting Giles yesterday at the meeting of the round table at ICS, and assumed he’d had to travel elsewhere.  
 
Giles was a tremendous ambassador for BIMCO and combined his fearless contributions to discussions with good humour and great common sense. 
 
I counted him as one of the best and your president is absolutely right – he will be much missed.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Philip J. Murray, Chairman, President & CEO, Maritime Security Council
I cannot fully express how saddened we are to learn of Giles’ passing. To say he was a fine colleague and a significant force in maritime security would be to risk diminishing him. He was a great friend, a mentor to many, a leader in so many fields and a trusted ally in so many arenas. the Maritime Security Council benefitted for many years from his input on our Board of Directors and I benefitted personally in so many ways…too many to record here. I will miss our late night chats and post meeting recap/nightcap. I’ll miss hearing about the latest 300 year old corkscrew he was bidding on . And most of all I’ll miss his honesty and candor. He was my friend always and I will miss him terribly. 
 
With sincerest condolences to his family..
 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by P Mukundan, Director, International Maritime Bureau
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Giles so unexpectedly.  
 
The enthusiasm and energy he brought to everything he did was his hallmark. We will remember him particularly for his passionate contribution to the response to piracy at a time when the shipping world was struggling to grapple with the unprecedented phenomenon of Somali piracy. We now take for granted many of the initiatives he worked on in those uncertain years.  
 
On behalf of all my colleagues at the IMB who worked closely with Giles, please pass on our deepest sympathies to his family and colleagues at BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Alexandros Theodosios Kontos, LSS-SAPU

Giles was a man I admired and looked up to. He was the role model of a professional and a man who shined in any room. 
He will be missed. These are devastating news indeed.

From all of us in LSS-SAPU please accept our condolences.

We are so sorry for such a loss.  

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Arsenio A. Dominguez, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Panama to the IMO

I am terribly sorry to hear the sad news, Giles was a great colleague and made an important impact towards a safer shipping industry and will always be remembered.

Please accept my deepest condolences to the whole BIMCO family as well as Giles's partner and children. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Lisa Chesney, Deputy Head of Security Policy Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
So very sad to hear this and our thoughts are with his family. We’d spent a lot of time with Giles over the last weeks in the run up to the Somalia Conference and looking ahead to the Contact Group for Piracy Group off the Coast of Somalia. He has played a huge role in success to date – we simply wouldn’t be where we are without his energy, passion and dedication. He will be very sorely missed.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Andrew Moulton, Ascot Underwriting Ltd.
What terrible news – Giles was a real gentleman and always a delight to deal with, I am so sorry to hear this. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Hans Tino Hansen, Risk Intelligence

It is with great sadness that we this morning have learned about the passing away of Giles Noakes. We very much appreciated working together with Giles and he (and with him BIMCO) had a big impact on global maritime security through his relentless approach to addressing the shortfalls and challenges within maritime security. Everyone else in the industry now need to do more to cover for the loss of Giles.

Our thoughts are with his family and his colleagues. 

Please accept our deepfelt condolences.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Marco van Rijsinge, Spliethoff

Very sad news indeed. This guy will be missed by many, not only on the BMSC. A great ambassador for the maritime security around the globe, and a fine man as well.

Please express my condolences to his next of kin and colleagues at BIMCO.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Anders Bjørn Hansen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
I am very sad to hear this news. Please forward my condolences.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Captain David G Bancroft MNM, Chevron

I will sorely miss my big larger than life friend. I always valued his advice and will miss being able to just phone him to get an honest unbiased opinion on something.

RIP Giles.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Chris Adams, Director - Head of European Syndicate and Loss Prevention, Steamship Insurance Management Services Limited
Giles was indeed a great character and an extremely enthusiastic professional in the area of maritime security. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and colleagues at this difficult time.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Nigel Carden, Thomas Miller
I am sorry to be passing on this news from BIMCO regarding the death yesterday of Giles Noakes. He was a great character, very dedicated to his work, and full of cheerful enthusiasm. Those of us who worked on maritime security matters with him benefited greatly from his expertise, experience and willingness to share opinions -and we have lost a good friend. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Joe Zhou, INTERCARGO
Very sad news – I heard it last night and just could not believe it. Giles and others we work on piracy issues as a closely connected team, presenting industry jointly at conferences and workshops including meetings with Navies Forces and authorities. He always led the way and guided me in many aspects. His legacy will be remembered deeply by many across the shipping industries. 
 
We are very sorry about the losses of his family, of BIMCO and the shipping circles.  
 
May I join others and send the very sincerest condolences to Giles’ family. We share the sadness and our thoughts are with his family.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Simon Biggs, Director, ASKET Ltd
This is such sad news. He was a good friend to ASKET and we will miss him. Our thoughts are with his family and colleagues. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Christian Dupont, European Commission

This is a terrible news that comes all of a sudden. I am voiceless as I did consider Giles as a brother in arms due to both our respective military backgrounds and our commitments to improving maritime security.  

We all lose a fabulous colleague, sincere and constant in friendship, hard worker with a vision, and he will be missed by all of us. 

Please do not hesitate to channel my most sincere condolences to his family and relatives. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jakob Paaske Larsen, Maersk Line

My heart dropped when I heard about Giles’ passing. I worked for Giles and BIMCO for nearly four years, where I witnessed a dedicated and passionate shipping professional who put all his energy into “the security cause”. In hindsight, perhaps he gave too much of himself, but this was so typical for Giles – he always went all-in. 

Professionally and personally, I learned a lot from Giles. Tips and tricks on how to “herd the cats” and move projects forward, how to stay in control when on the verge of snowing under with work. And not least all the stuff you can’t in a meaningful way read about in a book, but have to witness being put to action, or be told in a discrete tone of voice “strictly entre nous” in some corridor at IMO or wherever. 

I will certainly miss that old Marine – please pass my heartfelt condolences to all those colleagues and loved ones left behind.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Leonardo Hoy-Carrasco and Julie Hoy-Carrasco, UNODC MCP
I am very saddened at this news. Please convey my condolences to his family and the rest of the team at BIMCO.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mayeul du Merle, EUNAVFOR ATALANTA
That is a very bad and sad new indeed. Giles was not only a recognised expert of maritime security, open to discussion and making his point frankly. He was also a very good, honest and friendly person I will, and for those who know him here in BXL also, miss.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Scott Bergeron, Liberian Registry
On behalf of the Liberian Registry and the many members of staff who had the opportunity to work with and appreciate Giles’ contributions to our profession, I offer heartfelt condolences to his family and his colleagues at BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Thomas A. Weik

What incredibly sad news. 

I had spoken with Giles before while at DNV and most recently during the Danish Maritime Days security conference in October when I emphasized to him in our conversation that he had long been one of my personal role models as an influential beacon within the worldwide shipping community. He was a humble, knowledgeable, mission-driven, engaging, collegial, and most likable man, who we will all dearly miss.

We do wish his family, friends and colleagues well with our sincerest condolences. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Michel Karras, Target Marine
I want to express my sincere condolences and sorrow to BIMCO as his colleague and to Giles' next of kin. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Zhou Liwei, Director of Executive Dept, China Classification Society

With genuine sadness I learned of the unexpected passing of BIMCO's Head of Maritime Security, Mr. Giles Noakes. Please accept my and all my staff's deep condolences and heartfelt sympathy.

Over the past years, Mr. Giles Noakes has made a significant and lasting contribution to the development of international maritime security across the whole industry. Moreover, he was particularly active in the development of Best Management Practices for protection against Somalia based piracy.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jeong-kie Lee, Chairman and CEO, Korean Register of Shipping

It is with deep sadness that we learnt of the passing of Mr. Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security of BIMCO.

A distinguished personality with the maritime world, admired and respected by all, Mr, Noakes will be remembered for his professional qualities, passion and contribution across the industry. In particular, his instrumental input into dealing with piracy off the coast of Somalia, from both a practical and advocacy position, and practical experience of developing port security plans around the globe will be greatly appreciated.

On behalf of Korean Register of Shipping and on my own behalf, please extend our sincerest condolences and respect to Mr. Noakes' family and to the employees and management of BIMCO.

He will be missed by us all and may he rest in peace.

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Shaj Thayil, Managing Director, CMA CGM International Shipping Company Pte Ltd
It is with much sadness that we learnt of the passing of Giles Noakes. 

I have had the opportunity to associate with Giles on a few occasions at BIMCO and recall his passion and enthusiasm on all matters related to Maritime Security. He will be missed by all of us and the industry at large. We pray that his family has the strength to overcome this grief and our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Christopher South, West of England P&I
The news about Giles is very sad. I greatly enjoyed working closely with him on the BIMCO GUARDCON drafting team. He brought great insight to security matters, if sometimes provoking with strong views, his contribution was very important. He will be greatly missed by colleagues but more importantly by his friends and family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Sean Kline, Director of Maritime Affairs, Chamber of Shipping of America
We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Giles. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and all our colleagues at BIMCO during this difficult time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Terry Gibson,UK Ministry of Defence
I’m personally devastated as Giles was key to the successes that ‘we’ as a community have achieved over the years, and of course as a friend. He will be sorely missed. 
 
Please can you pass on my condolences to his family and friends within the BIMCO Maritime Community.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Laerke Norn, Shell
I saw the sad news that Giles has passed away and wanted to express my condolences. During the time I worked with Giles, he always stood out for me as someone who thought slightly differently, always looking for solution and for ways to make it the world better and safer for seafarers. He was never afraid to fight for what he believed in and he certainly made a difference in the counter-piracy world. He will be missed, not just for his good work but also for his personality and warmth - he was a great man. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jacques Rivière, French Ministry of Defence
This is an awful news. I am very sad. This man was very kind and at the same time so professional. I remember him when he was explaining in so brilliants words how the maritime industry was thinking. Please send all my kind souvenir to his family and his friends. 
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Doug Spooner, Siem Shipping

On behalf of Star Reefers, may I offer our sincerest condolences to Giles’ family. 

As you well know, he was willing to come across to London for our Anti -Drug Conferences and speak on Maritime Security matters, indeed most recently on cyber security. 

His contribution at our conferences was greatly appreciated by all as was his development of Best Management Practices for protection against Somalia based piracy. 

Clearly, he was a great ambassador for BIMCO and will be sorely missed. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Andrew Varney, Ambrey International 

I had known Giles for over 30 years since we first served together in the Royal Marines. More recently I interacted very closely with him in the maritime sector and sought his wise counsel routinely both as MD of a maritime company and also as the Chairman of SCEG.  
 
Giles was a great friend, generous mentor and a thoroughly decent man who will be sorely missed by all those who had the privilege of being in his life personally, socially or professionally.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Thomas Klenum, Technical Director, LISCR
I’m very sad to hear this and my sincere thoughts and condolences goes to Giles’ family and his colleagues at BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mikael Hägerstrand, Cool Carriers AB
I am deeply taken by the loss of Giles. He will be missed. 
 
No doubt that the work in the Security Committee got new directions under Giles’ leadership, partly as a result of the changing environments but mainly as a result of his experience and dedication.  
 
Please extend my deepest condolences to his family and his colleagues at BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Paul Mitcham,  Political Advisor, European Union Naval Force (Somalia) 
I am very sad to hear this news today. Please accept my personal condolences.  
 
Giles was a larger-than-life character whose impact was matched by few others. We will miss him.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Poul Erik Ekkendal,  Security Manager, Maersk Tankers Technical Operation  
I am very sad to hear this - He will be missed a lot not only in the support to industry within maritime security, but also in his support and help to the individual CSO in shipping companies around the world. My condolences to his family and friends.  
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Sadan Kaptanoglu, Kaptanoglu Shipping Group of Companies

I am so sorry to hear that our Dear Colleague, Dear Friend Mr Giles Noakes passed away . 

Please pass my condolences to his immediate family and his extended family in BIMCO .

It was an honour for me to work with him.

Posted on 15.05.2017 by Peter Cook, PCA Maritime Ltd

I first met Giles when he recruited me to be an officer in the Royal Marines in 1979.  He was a larger than life character; confident, robust, forthright with a slightly mischievous sense of humour. For me, he was the epitome of what I wanted to be.  We served together several times, he would be full of bonhomie and repartee when we met, and always open, sincere and supportive.

When I retired from the Royal Marines and moved into maritime security, I soon discovered that Giles was already fully engaged with the challenges of trying to keep Somali pirates off commercial ships. We had several meaningful conversations, where his incisive knowledge of the problem and explanations of the idiosyncrasies of the shipping industry were invaluable.  In May 2009, I approached him with my plan for setting up a representative body for the emerging private maritime security industry, including a proposal to formulate a regulatory structure which would help manage the increasing use of private armed guards.  He listened carefully, outlined several challenges and factors I should carefully consider, but most importantly, supported the concept wholeheartedly.  Without his early backing, SAMI would never have been as effective as it proved to be.

Over the many years that I knew him we would discuss, debate and even argue over opinions and suggested solutions to problems, often with some vigour.  He was often opinionated, occasionally stubborn and often charmingly persuasive.  He relished an intellectual challenge and the verbal tussle which often ensued but never bore a grudge, and it only took the time to drink a pint of beer for us to find an acceptable and practical way ahead and always part on the best of terms.

Giles demonstrated moral courage when confronting the emotive challenges to introducing private armed guards onto ships to protect seafarers.  He was determined to find an effective solution that worked for all.  He was completely unselfish in his commitment to protecting seafarers against the horrors and depravity of being taken hostage whilst being very careful to ensure probity and, even at the most testing times in discussions, could always inject humour and cheerfulness to lighten the atmosphere.

I am very proud to say that over almost 40 years, he was a true friend, a supportive colleague, and an inspirational mentor of whom I was extremely fond. He will be sorely missed by the few who knew him well and the many who knew of him.

Posted on 10.05.2017 by Terry Egan, Senior Policy Advisor, Maritime Security, International Shipping & Counter Piracy, Maritime Security & Resilience Division
Giles was a brilliant negotiator and influencer, a great advocate for Maritime Security and a very likeable, genuine man . He will be greatly missed by all.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Gerasimos Korfiatis, Lydia Mar Shipping Co SA

Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of our company.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his colleagues and his family members.  

Mr. Giles contribution to the development of security awareness was very well known.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Simon Delfau, CMA CGM
Very sorry and sad to read the below.  
Our sincerest condolences to his family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Shoba Rao, RHS Group
Sad to hear about the family’s loss as every separation leaves behind a scar which time only can heal. 
May his soul RIP 
My heartfelt condolence to the family 
With Prayers 
Shoba 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Annemarie Kippers, Oxbow Energy Solutions
We at Oxbow Energy Solutions are very sad to hear of the below and wish to relay our condolences to his family and yourselves. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Gerasimos Korfiatis, Lydia Mar Shipping Co SA

Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of our company.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his colleagues and his family members.

Mr. Giles contribution to the development of security awareness was very well known.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt.J.D.Parakh, Amarante Shipping Pte Ltd
Our heartfelt condolences to Giles's family , who are in your thoughts and our prayers at this difficult time. God bless and may he Rest In peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mrs. Prachi Juvekar, Shipping Corporation of India
It's a shocking news. Kindly convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and pray God give them strength to overcome this irreparable loss.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Hope Kole, West African Ventures (WAV)
We truly send our deepest condolences to the entire friends, families and colleagues of Giles. Many his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Amen. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Marc-Antoine Baumgartner, SUISSE - ATLANTIQUE
My sincere sympathies to Mr. Noakes’s family and to you at BIMCO. 
 
I was fortunate to have correspondences on various security matters with Mr. Noakes; his pragmatic and open minded approach was certainly decisive in developing the BMP, as well as defining the guidelines for the Gulf of Guinea. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt.Sasi Kumar, CMA CGM

This is indeed a very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Giles. 

His contribution to the security related issues had greatly aided owners and operators.

Please convey my heartfelt condolences to his family. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. Rajesh Sharma, Unicorn Shipping
Sorry to hear the tragic news. My heartfelt condolences to grieved family.  May his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by David Moreau, Africa Express Line

It is with shock and sadness we hear about the news below ; even if our contacts with Giles have been limited, it is a major loss to the Shipping Industry. 

AEL hereby express its sincere condolences to his family, to his BIMCO colleagues. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Rohit Talwar, Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd
This is indeed tragic news.  Please pass our sincere condolences to family and his colleagues at BIMCO.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Efthimios Poulis, Epsilon

We received your email with much regret. Our condolences to Giles’ family. His contribution to the BIMCO community was remarkable and his legacy must be preserved by all of us in the maritime industry. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. Vladimir Smirnov, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd
Please pass our condolence to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Tekin Ildeniz, Marinsa Denizcilik AS

I felt really sad when i heard about the unexpected loss of a such beloved and valued shipping personality. 

Please send my condolence to his beloved family, BIMCO family and Shipping&Maritime Community. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Eduardo Davila, Davila Group
I very much regret this very sad news, please convey our deepest condolences to his family.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Chris Adams, Steamship Insurance Management Services
It was a great shock to hear of Giles’ passing.  I had the pleasure to work with Giles in recent years on issues of maritime security and piracy. Giles was a larger than life character and an extremely enthusiastic professional in the area of maritime security. He was tremendous fun to work with and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and colleagues at this difficult and sad time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Fiona Calitz, Mainport Africa Shipping
Our condolences to both the family of Mr Noakes and his BIMCO family. May he rest in peace. 
Posted on 10.05.2017 by 068
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Saverio Leboffe, Ishima Pte Ltd
May my condolences bring Mr Giles’ Family comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Arash Memarzadeh, Echo Cargo & Shipping
A very sadness indeed. 
Our condolences to his family and BIMCO team. 
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Shoja Akbari, Blue Gulf Shipping Services Co.
We are deeply saddened by knowing of your colleague passing.  
 
On behalf of the management and staff of “BLUE GULF SHIPPING “we extend our deepest sympathy and most sincere condolences to BIMCO as well as his family. 
 
May his soul rest in perfect peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by John C. Economou, Hull Blyth Araouzos
Our deepest sympathies from the management and staff of Hull Blyth Araouzos Ltd.  
Words are never adequate in moments like these.  
We will say though, that our hearts go out to his family and you, his colleagues 
Please accept our condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jesper Sebbelin, Danish Shipbrokers' Association
Please send our condolences and thoughts to Giles Noakes family through this difficult time.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt John Malichoutsakis, Sea Tribute Shipmanagement Ltd
Our Condolences to the bereaved family. 
God rest her soul in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Elena Psilou, Interchart Shipping Inc
We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and Giles Noakes’ family.  
Posted on 10.05.2017 by 076
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur
Posted on 11.05.2017 by James Tarng, Chinese Maritime Transport Ltd

I would like to express on behalf of CMT, our condolences on the loss of Mr. Giles Noakes. Many of us in the maritime community were influenced his expertise particularly in the development of Best Management Practices against piracy.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Giles Noakes’ family and Bimco during this period of mourning. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt K. K. Mukherjee, NYK Bulkship (Asia)

Certainly this is a shocking news to know about the sudden demise of Mr. Giles Noakes. 

No doubt it is a big loss for an Industry and difficult to fil up the vacuum created with such expensive loss of experience , knowledge and expertise.

Let me join you to express my hearty condolences to the bereaved family , no words can heal their loss and grief , but we can only pray for their well-being and gaining strength to tide over this most difficult time .

May he be RIP & All the very best for others . 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Klim Rubanov, Neva-Delta
Please accept our deepest condolences. 
We are in sorrow for your loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mouldi Gasmi, K. Damak Shipping Company

Deeply shocked to hear the sad news of Mr Giles Noakes untimely sudden death.

On behalf of all K.Damak Shipping Company, please accept our heartfelt condolence for sad demise of one of very efficient & professional/competent BIMCO Staff. 

We pray to almighty god for salvation of his departed soul. 

Please convey our heartfelt condolence to his family and may God give them & BIMCO Staff patience to bear such irreparable loss. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt B. N. Singh, Dockendale
Demise of Giles Noakes is indeed a very sad news for all of us at Dockendale. 
Our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and pray that departed soul rests in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Sue Ryan, Marint (Offshore Services)
Whilst I/Marint (Offshore Services) Ltd did not deal directly with Giles; it was always a comfort to know someone like Giles was always in the background looking after members of Bimco. 
 
It is not nice to hear that someone so young has passed away, we offer his partner, children and colleagues our sincere sympathies in this time of great sadness 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Takamasa Mori, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (Japan)
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. 
 
On behalf of all of my colleagues in Tokyo, please accept our sincere condolences and convey them to the family and to all the colleagues of Giles Noakes in BIMCO 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by M. Chakradhar, Seashell
It is a very shocking news of the sad demise of Giles Naokes. 
Though not interacted directly, but has come across a great amount of his contribution to Maritime Sector, during all these years.  
Especially initiatives taken by him, for the safety of crew & ships on various Maritime safety aspects/regions. 
 
Indeed his contribution to the Maritime world is remarkable one and it is a very great loss to Maritime sector as a whole. 
 
We sincerely pray God to rest his departed soul in peace and to give strength to all his family members for this great loss. 
 
 
Kindly convey deep condolences & sadness, from Seashell group of India
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ugo Farinelli, Bambini
On behalf of Bambini direction and employees, we would like to share Mr. Louis-Dreyfus’ thought with regards to family, colleagues and friends, with the aim that Mr. Noakes now rests in peace.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Thomas Tsertsos, Seascape Marine
We are sorry to receive such news, as members of the BIMCO family we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Mr. Noakes’s family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Foued Zougari, Groupe Chimique Tunisien
It's terrible to hear about the loss of your colleague, Mr.Giles Noakes and I express my condolences to BIMCO's staff and to his family. May god give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Carina Boven-Zochorek, Wijnne Barends
It saddens us all at Wijnne Barends that someone so loved and respected died so suddenly at too young an age leaving behind grieving family, loved ones, friends and colleagues. 
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy with you, his family, loved ones and friends. Strength to you all during this very difficult time ahead. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Therese Shawky, New Trans Shipping Agencies
We are deeply saddened by your loss, our hearts go out to you , Messer BIMCO staff and his family , may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Conrad Thorpe, Salama Fikira
It is with sincere regret that I have heard of the passing of Giles Noakes.  Though I write to you from the Lamu archipelago on Kenya’s north coast I can assure you that he was an incredibly well-loved man who was deeply respected in the industry.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Thomas Wright, Inchcape Shipping Services, Grimsby
On behalf of the ISS Service Centre team our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and colleagues. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Maurizio Gennarini, Valentino Gennarini srl
With very much sadness we all participate his family ‘s friends’ and colleagues sorrow 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Sami Anil Kalayci, H. Kalkavan Shipping
It is very sad to hear such unexpectedly death.  
With our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all Mr.Giles Noakes’ and Bimco family 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ramzi Skafi, National Shipping Services, Jordan

I would like to express my sincere condolences for the unexpected death of Mr. Giles Noakes. On behalf of  the entire office, please accept our sympathy.  

 

I can only imagine what a difficult loss this will be for BIMCO and please convey our heartfelt condolences to Mr. Giles family. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Karim El Glaoui, Globe Marine Morocco
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and Giles' family during this difficult time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Zurab Surmanidze, Tero Maritime Agency
Please accept and convey to the family of Mr. Giles Noakes our deepest condolences.  May he rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Theodore A. Giavridis, Anthony Giavridis Maritime
It is with great sadness that we learned about the tragic death of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
 
We hereby express our deepest condolences to all our friends at Bimco and to Mr. Giles' family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Paulo Goncalves Meireles, Europac Logistics
I thank you for informing me about this sad event. 
My sincere condolences to Mr. Giles’ family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Andrew Clifton, SIGTTO
We are very sorry to hear this news and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Eda Barin, Yilmar Shipping and Trading
We are so sorry to hear about the death of Giles Noakes.  
Our thoughts are with you and with his family , please extend our condolences . 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Raju Joseph, Precious Shipping Public Company
It is with profound sadness we have noted ... the unexpected demise of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and colleagues. 
May his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Nasser Ali Al-Hilaly, Al Ghanim Group of Shipping & Transport
That is very unfortunate and such a loss for all of us.  
 
Please forward our deepest heartfelt condolences to his family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Hanaa Andraws, Worms Alexandria Cargo Services
This is with a deep sadness that we received this news.  
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends .  
I , on behalf of WORMS , extend my sincere condolences to his team & co-workers.  
 
Our most sincere condolences.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Theologos Gampierakis, Trafigura Maritime Ventures
We are very saddened to hear of the loss of Mr Giles.  
Our deepest condolences to all his associates, friends and family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Moataz M. Tamawy, Pioneer Shipping Container Lines
Our warm condolences for the loss, Sharing his family's sadness. 
Asking Allah the peace for his soul. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Gokhan Oruc, Ciner Ship Management and Trading
We are really sorry to hear that. Please pass our sincerest condolences to his family and all Bimcos employees. We share his familys and your sadness. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Rafael Melo, Atlantic-Lusofrete

Sad news, indeed. 

Our deepest condolences to his family ! 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. B.J. D. Hontomin, Grace Ocean Pte Ltd / Argo Navis Pte Ltd
On behalf of Owners Grace Ocean Pte.Ltd. and Managers Argo Navis Pte.Ltd. 
We send our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family of the late Mr.Giles Noakes a well respected Head of BIMCO Maritime Security Department 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Sanjiv Sethi, Anglo-Eastern Maritime Services Singapore
Sad news indeed. Our sincere condolences to the bereaved family. May his soul r.i.p. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Angus Campbell, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, UK
This is sad news indeed. Giles was a friend and colleague who will be missed. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mohamed Motrash, Finmar Shipping co
We would like to express our big sadness for such bad news. 
All Finmar Management and Staff would like to send their sincere condolences to BIMCO board and to his Family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Charlotte Rothery, Infinite Security Solutions

Thank you so very much for writing to me. I actually heard of his tragic death yesterday and I am so very upset and saddened.

Giles was a wonderful person and one of the reasons why ISS joined Bimco, I met him years ago in Athens when I attended one of his lectures, and he impressed me no end, and still continued to do so whenever our paths crossed, a great man, a terrible loss.

Please could you keep in informed of the funeral arrangements? My deepest condolences to his family and all his colleagues at Bimco.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Liang Bin, Hua Xin Zhong An, Beijing
We are very sad to hear such news and pay our tribute to Mr Giles Noakes and send condolence to his family.  
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Mr. Pantelis I. Simantonis, Mr. Dimakopoulos and Capt. Stamoudis, Minerva Marine
Me personally, Mr Dimakopoulos - COO and Captain Stamoudis – SQ Manager / DPA, would like to send to all of you at BIMCO our very sincerest condolences, for this unexpected loss 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Juan Manuel Fernandez, Marflet Marine
I am very surprised with the reading of your message. I would like to send you my deepest condolences, especially for his family. A warm hug in this sad moment for all
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Matthew Goh, Seafort Navigation
On behalf of our company Seafort Navigation, we send our deepest condolences to your good company and his love ones. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Takis Drakos, Action Shipbroking
We are deeply saddened by the news of Gile's passing we would like to express our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and colleagues at this very difficult time may his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by C V Subba Rao, Sanmar Shipping
On behalf of The Sanmar Group, I wish to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mr Noakes, and may God give them strength to bear the loss. 
I am sure all of you at BIMCO will miss his friendship and sense of purpose, going by your heartfelt sentiments expressed. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Manal Saber, Kadmar Shipping and Trading Co
We are sorry for your loss, and extend our deepest condolences to you and to Mr. Giles Noakes family.  
 
Accepting a loss is truly difficult, but is just another test of faith. God only gives us trials lesser than our strength and assistance beyond our eyes can see. 
 
May his soul rest in peace.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Enrico Raugi, Genoa Sea Brokers
We are very saddened to hear the loss of your colleague Mr. Giles Noakes, our thoughts are with you and his family during this difficult time. 
 
Our deepest condolences.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ebru Ergun, Kinay Group of Companies
It is with great sadness we have learned the passing away of Mr. Giles. As the Kinay Group, we would like to present you and the entire Bimco family our deepest condolences and we share his family's sadness. 
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Mohamed Nagwa, Egyptian Transport and Commercial Services
Sorry to hear that, may his soul rest in peace. 
Our sincere condolences to his family and Bimco’s staff 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Florian Lamirand, ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine
This is very sad news, my deepest condolence to his family and all person who worked with him.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Lloyds Maritime Institute team

After hearing this tragic news , we would like to express our sincere condolences for the unexpected death of Mrs Giles Noakes. On behalf of the institute’s team. 

We can only imagine what a difficult loss this will be for the entire team of BIMCO; all the members of the institute’s team have sent their sincere sympathy to you and his family, please pass on our commiseration to his family and friends. 

May you all get some comfort in this difficult situation 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by G.G. Rao, Chowgule
Very sad to note sudden demise of Mr. Giles Noakes and our sincere  condolences to the bereaved family.  
 
May his soul rest in peace.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. Wael Qarajah, ADNATCO
We have received this tragic news with great sadness. Indeed that entire Maritime Security will miss Mr. Giles. On behalf of ADNATCO management we convey our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Mr. Giles family. May god rest the soul of the deceased in eternal peace and May God grant his family the strength and patience needed to bear this unmeasurable loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Stavros C. Galanakis, Elvictor Management
On behalf of my family, the staff of ELVICTOR GROUP and myself, kindly accept our sincere condolences for the passing away of your beloved friend and colleague. 
 
May God rest his soul in peace and give you strength and courage in these difficult moments. 
 
Kindly convey our condolences also to his family. 
 
With our deepest sympathies, 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Bamba Fall, Sahel Shipping S.A
We are very saddened by your loss of Mr Giles NOAKES and send you our deepest condolences on behalf of the staff of SAHEL SHIPPING. 
Our hearts go out to his wife and family to whom we offer our deepest sympathy. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Brian Benjamin, SIRIOS Shipmamagement
Please accept our condolences both to Bimco and the family of mr Giles Noakes upon his sudden passing away. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Management Team, Enesel
It was with deep regret that we learnt about the sad demise of your colleague. 
On behalf of all at ENESEL S.A., our Principals, the Management and the team, we would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and his colleagues. We share your sorrow and pray for peace for the departed soul.  
With sincerest condolences, 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Amin Massad, Jordan Group for Shipping Agencies Co.

With deep sorrow I received your email, I am so depressed to hear that one of my best BIMCO team died suddenly. Honestly it is a loss for the shipping community, and the whole shipping industry worldwide as well as his family. I think we lost him but we did not lose him as a model in our life.

We at Jordan Group for Shipping Agencies and all of our Subsidiaries Companies send Giles’ family and BIMCO Team our very sincerest condolences.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ajay Kumar Arora, Indian Register of Shipping
Please send Mr. Giles family my sincere condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Roeland Coppens, Mareteam
We are very sorry to hear, we wish Giles' family and friends strength during this difficult period. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jeff Liang / Chris, Bravo Tanker Services
We were deeply saddened to hear about this grieved news. 
Hearty condolences to Gile's family. Our thoughts are with them on this sad occasion. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Rahul Bhargava, Essar Shipping
Please convey our heartfelt condolence to the family. May his soul rest in peace  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Tansel Karademir, Kaptanoglu Group of Companies
First of all , It’s terrible to hear about your loss and we express our sincere sympathy to you and family of passed away. May our condolences bring you comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of this loss. We offer you our thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your life. 
R.I.P. Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Hassan Ahmed, United Mediterranean Shipping
Please accept our very sincerest condolences may God rest him in peace  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ing. Franco Novi and Mr Umberto Novi, Burke & Novi

The tragic news of the sudden passing of Giles Noakes left all of us in Burke and Novi in a deep sadness. I personally had the great honour to meet Giles years ago and I immediately had the feeling how capable man he was. 

He was very well known in shipping industry and his great contribution to help the shipowners against Somalia piracy will be never forgotten. 

We express to you and in particular to his family and his children our sincerest condolences and we shall remember Giles as a wonderful and professional Man. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jorge Alvargonzalez, Ership
On behalf of the Alvargonzalez Family and Ership team, please receive our most heartfelt condolences on the death of your esteemed colleague Giles Noakes.  
 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Ramesh Mohan, Simatech Shipping
It very sad news to all of us and the shipping industry. May his soul rest in peace and let god give his family the strength to come out this great loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Marco Caleo, Navalmar (UK)
I didn’t have a chance to work directly with him but please accept our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jawad Tarraz, Somaship
With such deep sorrow, we would express our sincerest condolences for your loss as well as his family, 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Eric Eggink, Technip
So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family who must bear such a terrible loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Paul Savona, SMS Shipping
With deepest sadness we send our sincere condolences from myself and the whole company.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Roman Sorochenkov, Ulusoy Sealines Management
Please pass our deep condolences to the family of Giles Noakes and all colleagues in BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Antonia E. Skaraki, Enesel
It was with deep regret that we learnt about the sad demise of your colleague. 
On behalf of all at ENESEL LIMITED, our Principals, the Management and the team, we would like to express our sincere condolences to his family and his colleagues. We share your sorrow and pray for peace for the departed soul.  
With sincerest condolences, 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Kurt Camilleri, O&S Shipping
We are very sorry to read the below email. May Mr Giles rest in peace and please give our condolences to his family and all people close to him. I will keep him in my prayers  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by George Karlis, Diaplous Maritime Services
It is with great sadness that we receive this unexpected and tragic news. 
Our working relationship with BIMCO's Security Dept. and Mr. Noakes especially, has been exceptional throughout the years. 
 
Mr. Noakes with his vast knowledge and warm character has played an instrumental role through BIMCO, in making our industry stronger, healthier and more robust as well as helping our mariners be safe. 
 
The maritime security community has suffered a great loss today. 
 
The Senior Management and the entire Diaplous team, both shore based and sea going, offer our condolences to Mr. Noakes family, his friends and colleagues. 
 
Giles will be missed but his light will continue to shine. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. Spyros Katsounis, Four Shield Solutions
Unfortunately we received the sad news regarding Mr Giles’ death. 
 
Please pass Four Shield Solutions team’s sincere condolences to his good family. 
 
‘’May God rest his soul’’  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Nikolaos Monos & Alexandros Theofanidis, Cuma Shipmanagement
we are so sorry to hear the news of Giles Noakes untimely and unexpected demise. Please accept our deepest condolences and wishes that family and colleagues can find some comfort as they deal with their loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mladen Nikolic, Polarcus
My deepest condolences to Giles’ family and coworkers at this sad and difficult time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mr Nehame Ahmed, Mr L. Mhamed, Mr. Smail Amzghal, Somatime Agadir
We was deeply saddened to learn of Mr Giles Noakes death and we would like to express my sincere sympathy to you and to his family on behalf of our Chairman Mr Nehame Ahmed and the manger director Mr L. Mhmadi Mhamed 
He was a major part of our initial expansion across the country and his contributions to this company will not be forgotten.  
With sincere sympathy,  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Diego A. Palmieri, NABSA
Very sad to hear about below news. Despite we have not directly cooperated with Giles, i am pretty sure we have crossed over in the many queries done to the Bimco. 
 
On behalf of the board and personnel of Agencia Maritima Nabsa S.A., please accept and extend our condolences to his family and make him rest in peace.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Takuyoshi Miyama, The Sanko Steamship Co.
It is with great sorrow that we have received the sad news of the sudden passing of your colleague, Mr. Giles Noakes. 
On behalf of our organization, I wish to convey to his family and to your office our sincere condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Oscar Castro-Rial Schuler, Naviera Sicar
We send all of you and all Giles Family our warm condolence. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by E. Logothetis, Karlog Shipping
We are very sorry. Please pass our sincere condolences to Giles family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Nádia Magide , Offshores Marine Service
Please accept our deepest condolences to BIMCO and all family for the loss of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Altug ARCA , Dilek Shipping & Trading Inc
We are sorry for yr lost one, mr Giles Noakes.  
We wish our deepest condolences to you , to yr colleagues and to his family .  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Nezib Manavoglu, Turkish Shipbrokers Association
We are very sad to hear sudden loss of Mr Giles Noakes a value person for your organisation and for the shipping world. 
Kindly accept our sincere condolences to you,your colleagues and his family on behalf of our association .Let his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Sergiy Sklovskiy and staff, Priamos Maritime
On behalf of Mr Sergiy Sklovskiy and all the staff we would like to express our sincerest condolences for the unexpected death of Mr Giles Noakes.  
We extend our deepest sympathies to Bimco and to his family at this time.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt. Solovey Yuriy, JSC Yugreftransflot
With great sorrow let me express my deep condolence for untimely death of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
Our hearts are full of grief over him, we share it with you. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Abduladim Bouzghia, General National Maritime Transport Co.
We are truly sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Mr. Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security.  
On behalf of my colleague here in GNMTC (The General National Maritime Transport Co. – Libya) please accept our deepest condolences to you, his colleagues and his family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jorge Lemos, Marcon
We feel strongly sorry for Mr. Giles Noakes unexpected death. 
Please accept our most sincere condolences and ask you to relay it to his family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Konstantin I. Christoulakis, Sea Guardian
we are shocked from the unfortunate news. 
 
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your colleague and friend and please extend the same to his family from all of us at Sea Guardian. Giles was indeed a cornerstone in all matters of Maritime Security and he will be missed, but his legacy will go on through the framework he managed to build. 
 
May God rest his soul. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Barbara Moysiadou, Varship Shipping Co.
We are very sorry to learn the sad news.  
Please relay to his family our deep condolences.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Valentin Revuelta, A. Perez y Cia. Shipping Agency
We are deeply saddened to hear about Mr. Noakes passing. We would like to express our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family during this sad time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Tine Hillewaert, ArcelorMittal Belgium
This is indeed very sad news. We herewith send our sincere condolences to everybody who knew, worked with, loved Giles!  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Yudiono Ishak, Khalid Faraj Shipping
The management and the entire staff Khalid Faraj Shipping convey the utmost condolences 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Dirk Fry, Columbia Shipmanagment
I am deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing away of Giles. 
 
Giles Noakes has been a leading expert in the maritime sector field and the industry has really lost a highly respected and valuable member, and I have lost a personal friend. 
 
I would very much appreciate if my message could be passed on to the family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Guy Platten, UK Chamber of Shipping
We were extremely shocked and sad to hear of the untimely death of Giles and our thoughts and prayers are very much with his family and of course BIMCO colleagues. 
 
He was a frequent visitor to the UK Chamber and was highly regarded, particularly in the field of counter piracy. He brought formidable skills, drive and energy to the Maritime Security role and will be sorely missed. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Masafumi Kuroki, ReCAAP ISC
I was surprised and saddened to hear that Mr Giles Noakes passed away yesterday. 
Unfortunately, I didn’t have an opportunity to meet him but he had participated in our conferences several times and brought invaluable contribution. 
I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family and BIMCO.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Giuseppe Maxia / Mr. Lim, IMO
We are very sorry to hear of the sad news of Mr Giles Noakes’ unexpected death. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Michael Phoon, Singapore Shipping Association
On behalf of the President, the Council, and members of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), I wish to convey our deepest condolences to the Management and staff of BIMCO on the demise of Mr Gile Noakes, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO. 
 
Mr Noakes has certainly built up a reputation respected and admired by many in the shipping industry, as an advocate for maritime security and safety at sea. His passing will be a great loss to the shipping industry, but we are confident of the strong foundation which he has built over the years. 
 
Kindly convey our deepest condolences to the bereaved family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Babur Shafique, Pakistan National Shipping Corporation
It is a very sad news indeed. Please accept our condolence on his demise and our thoughts will be with his family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mehmet Yakut, Kardeniz & Mardeniz Shipping Managements Co.
We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of MR. Giles Noakes and we would like to offer our deepest sympathy. 
 
Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Stavri Tryfonos, Petronav Ship Management
 This is indeed very sad news and we here at Petronav Ship Management Ltd would like to convey our deepest condolences to the family and BIMCO Team for the passing away of Mr. Giles Noakes. May his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by M. Giannioti, Baru Delta Maritime
Our sincere condolences, for the loss of Mr . Giles 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Gavin Simmonds, UK Chamber of Shipping

‘Giles was a frequent visitor to the Chamber and friend of ours, who worked closely with UK Chamber and UK Government on counter-piracy for more than 10 years. He will of course be remembered most by the Royal Marines ‘the Corp’ in which he served for his first career in a wide number of operational and other roles including the training of new recruits (and a couple of future Commandant Generals) before retiring and then after a short time in port security work joined BIMCO.

He brought his formidable skills energy and determination to maritime security serving in the role of Head of Security for BIMCO, a title which does not do justice to the highly influential role he played internationally particularly in relation to Somali counter-piracy since 2008. It is for this he will be remembered and missed by close colleagues in the shipping industry, in Government and by the UN Contact Group. He will also be remembered with affection and great respect by attendees at IMO who will recall his ‘strong voice’ on behalf of the international shipping industry, and in the same way by very many other colleagues across the wider international shipping industry. We are all better off and safer for what for achieved. 

His sudden death is totally unexpected and very sad indeed. I was expecting to see him at a meeting with UK Government today. BIMCO will have lost just a valuable and respected colleague but also a highly influential and respected voice who never missed an opportunity to raise his own voice and profile and that of BIMCO! 

My most sincere thoughts, best wishes and condolences go to his family. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Tor Langrud, Wilhelmsen Group
It is with deep sadness I received the unexpected information this morning that Giles is no longer among us!  
 
I will sincerely miss him as my very good friend and a highly professional and supportive colleague for many years! 
 
I want to express my sincere condolences and sorrow to Giles´ next of kin. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Ghulam Moinuddin, Murshid Shipping International
Please convey our heart felt condolence to Mr.Giles’ family on his sad demise. May almighty rest his soul in peace and give courage to his family to bear this loss!!! 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by M. Saeidi, Chairman and Managing Director, IRISL

I am deeply saddened by the news.

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your Head of Maritime Security.

It was an honor for IRISL to have known such a great person and I will truly miss him as a professional partner.

May his soul rest in peace and God embrace you the capacity to accept and tolerate this loss and difficult time.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Vasanth Venkatachalam, Mid-Ship Group
We are very sorry to hear the loss of Mr.Noakes.  
May his soul rest in peace.  
Our hearts go out to his friends and family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Saheb Singh Dewan, Aastha Shipping
We are very sorry to hear the news of passing away of Mr Giles Noakes. 
 
Please accept our heartfelt condolences and please also convey same to his bereaved family. 
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and his family members. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jean-Charles Ramaromisa, Pelagos
It's is with great sadness that we learn such news. 
 
We would like to express Giles' colleagues and family all our sympathy to face this tragedy. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Enrico Scolaro, Enrico Scolaro Shipbrokers
Kindly convey our sincere condolences to Giles’ family .
Posted on 11.05.2017 by George Dogivanis
My warmth of condolences for the sudden loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Steve Hussey
I was really sorry to hear about the passing of Giles. We worked together when I was the Chief of Staff for Op ATALANTA - the counter piracy operation off the coast of Somalia. As a fellow Royal Marine, Giles gave me a great deal of support and taught me much about maritime security and piracy off Somalia. I have fond memories in his company during trips to New York, Bahrain and when we celebrated the Royal Marines 350 Birthday in Dubai together. He was a true professional, a real character and a great friend. My sincere condolences to his family. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Gareth Pearce, Hanson Wade
Giles really made a difference in helping solve some complex security challenges. My team and I were lucky enough to work with him as the organizers of the Combating Piracy series of events which brought the maritime security community together over the past five years. The affection and respect the entire community held Giles in is testament to his integrity, credibility, determination, and personality. He will be deeply missed. Please accept our condolences on behalf of the whole team at Hanson Wade.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by William MacLachlan, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
HFW has known and worked closely with Giles since the very early days of Somali piracy and the private maritime security response. All of us at HFW who knew him enjoyed working with him and learning from him. We are shocked and saddened by the news of his untimely death and our thoughts are with his family at this time. He will be greatly missed.
Posted on 12.05.2017 by David Jones

I was greatly saddened to hear of the recent untimely demise of Giles Noakes. 

While Intercargo Manager, I had the pleasure to work closely with Giles on a great number of piracy related issues both within the confines of the Round Table of Associations agreement, but also in the wider maritime security environment during the period 2009 to 2015.

Always personable and easy going, he will be greatly missed not only for his larger-than-life persona, but also his wit and intelligence on security related issues. 

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Lawrence Clinton, Castor Vali Ltd
We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. Giles was well known and respected both as a Royal Marine and for his expertise within our sector. I’m sure we will all miss his sage advice and no-nonsense approach. Our prayers and best wishes are with his family and friends at this time
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Tamio Kawashima, on behalf of all staff at the Japanese Shipowners' Association European District Branch

It was with great sadness that we at the Japanese Shipowner's Association learned of the sudden and unexpected passing of Giles Noakes. He was a larger than life character, and a supremely professional operator with an unrivalled knowledge of maritime security. He was especially well known and respected at JSA's London office, and will be greatly missed by the shipping community.

We offer our most sincere condolences to his family.

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Dr. Philip Belcher, INTERTANKO
The passing of my friend Giles was a massive shock. Only a few days before I had sat next to him at a meeting where his commitment, dedication and passion for the security of shipping and safety of seafarers was clearly demonstrated to all. His work has resulted in safer ships and more seafarers returning home, that will be his enduring legacy. His was a life well led and his passing is a great loss for our industry and one felt personally by all who had the privilege of knowing him. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Michael G. Frodl, C-Level Global Maritime Risks
Mr. Noakes was in many ways the lodestar for folks all over the world who think about maritime security issues: ships, cargoes and especially seafarers. He helped shape the issues, and encouraged people to step up and take responsibility. He made life better for many,  many people. Although one needn't agree with him all the time, what he DID think mattered often would become what experts debated and studied. He shaped the debate. His many years of experience, insights, and general wisdom will be missed. He's  left a void that will be very hard to fill. 
 
May his soul rest in peace - and his loved ones can be proud. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Camelia Gearap, Idu Shipping & Services
Feeling sad about this tragic news! We are praying for his soul to reach the Heaven as soon as possible and we are praying for his family to be strong during those tragic moments. Our sincerest condolences to his family. R.I.P., Giles! 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Stephen Phuah, Penguin International
It is saddened to read the news about the departure of Mr Giles Noakes. A great loss to the industry. 
 
Our deepest condolences to his family. We pray that God will grant them strength and comfort in moments like this. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Shaj Thayil, CMA CGM
It is with much sadness that we learnt of the passing of Giles Noakes.  
 
I have had the opportunity to associate with Giles on a few occasions at BIMCO and recall his passion and enthusiasm on all matters related to Maritime Security. He will be missed by all of us and the industry at large. We pray that his family has the strength to overcome this grief and our thoughts and prayers are with them. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by David Hammond, Human Rights at Sea
Like many people, I was very shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely death of Giles, a man of great character, experience and a true gentleman. I first worked alongside him in 2012 on the 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force, for which he consistently pushed for clarity and the acceptance of lawful use of force at sea. He really was a tour de force and a proud fellow Royal Marine through and through. Our sincere condolences to his family from the Trustees, team and myself. Sorely missed, but never forgotten.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by 201
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Craig Eason, Fathom-News

I have had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Giles a number of times, not least during the IMO/WMU piracy conference in Malmö, Sweden five and a half years ago where I interviewed him for Lloyd’s List.  He was a man who would speak his mind and speak it clearly and be knowledgeable. I barely needed to ask a question.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Leonardo Hoy-Carrasco
What a shock and what a loss. 
 
I met Giles during my time at UNODC working on Somali piracy. I used to work with seafarers and hostages, and met Giles working on the BMP an other initiatives to protect the seafarers. 
 
Giles was one of these amazing persons that you could agree to disagree, meaning that he had strong views, had the knowledge to back them up, was not afraid of a good discussion, but you could still have a drink with later even if you still disagreed. 
 
It was always great to see him in big meetings making his points and motions with his deep radio voice. Always sharp and well dressed, never conflict shy and ready to protect the interest of BIMCO and the partners he represented. 
 
Charismatic, charming and a proud father, who spoke of his children with love and even brought them along sometimes to the many destinations he traveled.  
 
The maritime world has lost a great asset, who was always ready to push the agenda and make a change. 
 
The best wishes to the family and to BIMCO during this tragic loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Jon Huggins, Oceans Beyond Piracy

The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) team was deeply shocked and saddened by the news of Giles’ sudden passing. OBP has worked with Giles almost since the founding of our program and greatly benefitted from his keen insight. His enthusiasm for his work and his unmistakable presence will be sorely missed by those of us who came to know him. 

Giles’ breadth of knowledge and understanding crossed a much broader scope than maritime security, and he believed in pursuing larger concepts that could help shape the future of the shipping industry and better protect seafarers. While he was known for being an aggressive advocate for BIMCO, he always projected these ideas as a true gentleman and with a wonderful sense of humor. 

After working with him over the past several years I came to consider him a trusted colleague and a true friend. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. He will be missed. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Frances Baskerville, CIRM
The CIRM community are very shocked and saddened to hear this morning’s news. Giles Noakes was a good friend to many and we regularly met at the IMO where our desks were usually side by side. 
 
Giles contribution to the maritime industry will be sorely missed. He was eloquent and authoritative, he had style and was always ready to offer sound advice on a wide range of subjects.  
 
We would like to pass on our condolences to Giles’s family and all who worked closely with him at BIMCO. He was a great character and will be a hard act to follow. Our thoughts are with you all. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Kathy J. Metcalf, Chamber of Shipping of America
On behalf of the members and staff of the Chamber of Shipping of America, we offer our sincere condolences to the family of Giles as well as to his BIMCO colleagues. Giles was a “one of a kind” guy who approached the many challenging issues we face in the maritime industry with professionalism, intelligence, energy and perhaps most appreciated, a wonderful sense of humor. Giles will be truly missed by those of us that had the honor to work with him. His legacy remains a testament to his life. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Matthew Walje, Multivac
I have only known Giles a few years, having first started to work with him as a part of the Oceans Beyond Piracy team back in 2012. I was very sorry to hear of his death, and wish to express my deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and co-workers. Giles was a good man, and helped me out significantly while I was working on the 2014 and 2015 State of Piracy reports. Giles passion and resolve were hallmarks of his work. His experience, expertise, intelligence, and character will be a great loss to the maritime security and counter-piracy communities.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Torsten Schramm, DNV GL SE
Deeply grieved we have to accept the sad message of the sudden death of your colleague Giles Noakes. 
 
We feel very sorry for your suffering the severe loss and we can hardly find some words of comfort. 
Please accept our sincerest condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Burak Meriç, BEYKIM A.S.
We are all deeply shocked to hear of the sudden death of Giles Noakes and we would like his family and friends to accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolence. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Manolis Perdikaris, Genimar Shipping & Trading
Sorry to read these unfortunate news, pls accept our condolences 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by James Butler Wright, Aegis
For those involved with maritime security, this morning brings the very sad news of the passing of Giles Noakes, a true legend in the area, a gentleman and a friend. RIP Royal.
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Cesar Rojas, Isacol SAS
Let me present my deepest condolence to BIMCO and to Giles family for his sudden pass 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Samer Mostafa, Elhamamsy Marine Services
On behalf of my company, our deepest condolences for your colleague Mr. Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by K.V. Varghese, Asaker Marine & Shipping Agency
Please accept our Condolence for sad demises of Mr.Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by B.S.Chauhan & Colleagues, Panmarine Shipping Services
Sorry to hear below news about Giles Noakes, and we all at panmarine pray that God grant his departed soul eternal peace and give strength to his family, friends, colleagues to bear this great loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Basik Sakellis and Mr. Hadjioannou, Alassia NewShips Management
It is with great sadness to hear about the unexpected death of Mr Giles Noakes.
 
On behalf of Mr Hadjioannou and the entire office, I would like to express our sincere condolences and extend our sympathies to all of the BIMCO team and the deceased’s family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Gleb Klimakov, e-Shipsale
Sad news. Kindly accept our condolences. Let Giles' Rest In Peace.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Kondinave SA
We would like to express our deepest condolence for the loss of Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Isbelia Ojeda, The Selinger Group
Our sincerest condolences to his Family and to BIMCO. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Aleksander Legowski, Österreichischer Lloyd Seerederei (Cyprus) Ltd
Hearing about this loss has deeply saddened us, but we know that this is far from what Mr Giles Noakes' family are going through right now. 
 
Please accept our heartfelt sorrow sympathy and condolences go out to his family and entire BIMCO staff. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Maurizia Dufour, SAIF
Together with my colleagues I wish to send Mr Noakes family and BIMCO team our deepest condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Anuj Bhargava, Anglo-Eastern UK
Really sorry to hear about the untimely demise of Mr Noakes. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time. May God give them strength to deal with this loss.  
Our heartfelt condolences to his family. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Guillermo Hernandez, Turner & Williams
We are deeply sad in receiving the news of Mr. Giles Noakes departure. Our Board of Directors, Management and Team at Turner & Williams SA join you, his family and friends in the mourning with heartfelt sorrow and pray for the peaceful transcendence of his soul. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mike Hubbard, General Steamship Agencies

Please accept our sincere condolences and best wishes to you  and Mr. Noakes family.

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mario C. Cuevas R., Deep Blue Ship Agency
To all Bimco team and specially to Mr. Giles Noakes's Family, 
Is to sad to receive this type of news, from all our team please receive our condolences and solidarity to his family and Bimco team in this sad moments. 
Peace to his soul ¡¡¡  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Antonio Raposo, Albano De Oliveira Sucessor
Regret to learn that Giles Noakes passed away unexpectedly. 
 
Our sincere condolences extended to his family for the immeasurable loss they suffered.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Centro de Navegación
We are very sorry to hear about this unexpected news. 
 
We send our sincere condolences to Giles' family and to the great family of BIMCO and share the sadness of his loss. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Xoán Martínez, Kaleido Ideas & Logistics
We are shocked. All the best possible wishes for Mr. Noakes family and our condolences to you too.  
 
Wishing you all the best during this for sure difficult time 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Farzad Naini, Blue Persian Gulf Passage Co.

It is shocking to hear the sad news of sudden demise of Mr. Giles Noakes Head of Maritime Security. On behalf of our company members I would like to say may my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss. 

I pray the Almighty : May his soul rest in peace. 

Posted on 11.05.2017 by Argocean S.A.
Please receive all our sympathy and condolences for the sudden passing away of your colleague and advise to the trade. 
With our sincere regrets for this blow. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Youssouf Soumahoro, KBS
This is a very sad news today for our all staff. 
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and all BIMCO team. 
May God keep his soul in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Antonio Ferrer Jr, Grupo Ferrer Trading 
On behalf of Grupo Ferrer Trading CA, Puerto Cabello, we send Giles family our prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May he rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mark Canepa, Tarik Shipagents
Its a real blow for the family please pass our sincere condolences to them and his good dear friends. Rip 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Faith Dempsey, TransCoal
Please accept our condolences for Giles’ family and your team, from our team in Australia. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Khalil Chouaib, Acconnage Consignation Transit
It is with regret that we learn this sad information, and of oure our deepest condolences go to both Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security family and all of BIMCO members, management and President Mr Philippe Louis-Dreyfus. 
May Giles Noakes rest in peace. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Capt Vitaly S. Furkalo, FESCO
It was with deep regret that we learnt about the sad demise of Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security, BIMCO. He was a remarkable person and will always be remembered by all friends and colleges. Please accept our heart-felt condolences on this sad occasion. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Stella Lim Bee Lan, IMC Shipping
I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Mr Giles Noakes, please accept my condolences. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Harry van de Wijgaart, Anthony Veder Chartering
All our sympathy on the loss of your colleague Giles Noakes, we wish you and his family all strength in these sad days. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Anil De Alwis, Sri Lanka Shipping Co
Please accept our heartfelt and deepest sympathy hearing the sudden demise of Giles Noakes. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Mehdi Asgari, Star Marine Services
On Behalf of Star Marine , Please express our condolences to all BIMCO team ,his family and friends.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Thomas Kazakos, Cyprus Shipping Chamber
It is with deep regret and sadness that we have learned of the passing away of your colleague, Mr. Giles Noakes.

On behalf of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, we extend our sincere condolences and affectionate sympathy.

I know well, that words are poor to express of losing a loved one. My thoughts are with his family.
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Marie Jo Lefèvre, Humann & Taconet
We were very sorry to hear your sad news and wish to express our sincere condolences on your sudden loss 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Margaret Osinga, Tschudi Offshore & Towage

I’m very sorry to learn about this sad loss of your colleague Giles. 

Unfortunately I haven’t had the opportunity to meet him in person, but I would like to send my condolences to his family and of course your team and all the best in finding a way to deal with this sad and unexpected loss. 

Unfortunately I know by experience what an impact this can have.

Posted on 12.05.2017 by D. Ravi Shankar, Vridhi Maritime
We are Deeply saddened on reading of the loss of Mr Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security at BIMCO. Our deepest sympathies to his family for this great loss.We pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters in Giles family and mend the pain as they move forward.May God put him in a special place from where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him. Accept our deepest condolences.Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations. May his soul find eternal rest“In this time of grief, Mr Gile's family is in our thoughts and prayers.we will forever cherish his leadership and guidance. We will carry him forever in our heart.  
Please accept our deepest sympathies. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Nezih Manavoglu, Turkish Shipbrokers Association

We are very sad to hear loss of Mr Giles Noakes a value person for your organisation and shipping World. 

Kindly accept our sincere condolences to yourselves ,your colleagues and his family on behalf of our association .Let his soul rest in peace.

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Management & Staff, J. P. Samartzis Maritime Enterprises Co
We were quite shocked and saddened when we got your mail yesterday with the sad news of your colleague Giles Noakes passing away on Wednesday. We wish to all of you and, especially, to Giles family our deepest condolences. May God grant you the strength and courage to overcome these difficult times. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by George Mathew, Al-Bader Shipping
We are truly sorry to hear the loss of Mr. Giles Noakes.  
Heartfelt condolences , may his soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Koshi Nishimoto, Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha
We are sorry to hear this sad news. 
Please accept my sincere condolences. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Yasemin Nilay Orguner, Turkish Maritime Association of Shipowners and Agents
Please accept our sincere condolences on behalf of the Turkish Maritime Association of Shipowners and Agents . 
 
We share his family's and your thoughts in this difficult moment. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Do Viet Ha, Vinalines Container
We are very sad to hear that Mr. Giles Noakes passed away. On behalf of Vinalines Container, I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family 
 
May Mr. Giles Noakes’ soul rest in peace. 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Capt Michael Foleros, Navios Shipmanagement

Dear all, the tragic news of the unexpected death of Mr Giles noted with great sadness.

Please accept our sincerest condolences truly sharing with Mr Giles family and all who knew him!! 

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Capt Pantazis Michalas, Navios Shipmanagement
Please accept our sincerest condolences for the passing of Mr Noakes. May God bless him on his next journey and wish his family strength at this most difficult of times 
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Emmanuel Vassilopoulos, Vanos Ship Supplies
We were very sorry to hear the news of the sudden death of Mr. Giles Noakes.  
Please allow me, on behalf of all of us at VANOS S.A., to express our sincere & warmest condolences for your beloved colleague, father and partner!  
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Mehran Ilkhani, Global Marine Services
On Behalf of Global Marine Services - Please kindly convey our deepest Condolences to his Family Members  
Posted on 12.05.2017 by Glenn Murphy, Irish Shipbrokers
Our sincere condolences on the sudden loss of your esteemed colleague. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Kenji Hongan, Marsecurity, NYK Line
It was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of late Mr. Giles Noakes. We are deeply saddened and would like to express our sincere condolences at this time of mourning.  
 
We realize that such moment in life can be truly emotional, and We want you to know that our heartfelt sympathy is with yours. 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Capt S. L. Chen, Ocean Longevity Shipping & Management Co
It is our great sadness to know the pass-away of Mr. Giles Noakes. Please escort my sincerest condolences and blessings to his family. 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Jessie H. Banzales, Sulaiti Trading & Marine Services
Really sad to hear that. My condolences to the BIMCO family and to the bereaved family members. 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Capt Tomoyuki Koyama, Marsecurity, NYK Line
It was with great sorrow that I learned of the passing of late Mr. Giles Noakes. We are deeply saddened and would like to express our sincere condolences at this time of mourning.  
 
We realize that such moment in life can be truly emotional, and We want you to know that our heartfelt sympathy is with yours. 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Wael Al-Habbash, Marine Master Offshore Services
We are sorry to hear about the loss of colleague Giles Noakes. Please accept our deep condolence on the death Mr. Giles Noakes It has been a very shocking news for all us who know him . 
 
We know that we and you and Bimco team might be shattered by his loss. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  
 
With all our sympathy and love, 
Posted on 13.05.2017 by Mohammad Reza Khoshoie, Amvaj Darya Co Ltd (Seawaves Shipping Services Co Ltd)
Good afternoon, we just received your sad e-mail and losing partners like Mr. Giles Noakes after all these long years would definitely be a great loss and please accept our sympathy in Seawaves team and pass on to his family, we wish health and wealth for his wife and four children who should be in a deep sadness. 
 
God bless him and we also pray for his soul to be kept close to almighty. 
Posted on 14.05.2017 by Souzan S. Boutros, Falcon Shipping Co

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your colleague. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven.

No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. However, take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. Our deepest condolences to you and his family.  

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Again we extend our most sincere condolences to you all.  

Prayers and fond memories are what you have to remember your dearly departed., our most heartfelt condolences.  

Posted on 14.05.2017 by Admiral M. Hatim El Kady, Chairman of Arab Federation of Chambers of Shipping, and Chairman of Kadmar Group
It was with deep sorrow that I heard the news of the passing of Mr. Giles Noakes. He was a great academic with a very pleasant personality will always remember him specially his efforts/achievements in facing pirate of Somalia.  
 
May his soul rest in the everlasting peace 
Posted on 14.05.2017 by Capt Evgeny Zimovets, Lomar Shipping Ltd
We are deeply saddened by this tragic news of Mr Giles Noakes unexpected death. We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to his family.  
Mr. Giles Noakes will be terribly missed. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Victor Boutros, Falcon Shipping Company Ltd
Please accept my deepest condolences for your and Giles’ family loss. 
 
Surely a great loss to BIMCO and to the industry. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Nicola Eyles, Lloyd's Register

On behalf of all at Lloyd’s Register, I would like to express our sincere condolences on the sad passing of Giles Noakes. His contribution to the industry will be missed along with his enthusiasm and passion.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. 

Posted on 15.05.2017 by John Th. Giavridis, G Bulk Corp.
Please accept our deepest condolences for the unexpected loss of your Head of Maritime Security Giles Noakes.  
 
May our prayers help comfort his family and hasten the journey of his soul to haven.  
Posted on 15.05.2017 by All at Tsavliris Salvage Group
We were deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Giles Noakes.  
Our warmest condolences.  
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Elina Kassotaki, Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies Ltd
We are very sorry to hear about the loss of your colleague Giles Noakes. On behalf of all of us in Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies Ltd, please pass our deepest condolences to the family. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Ioannis Theodorakis, Metrostar Management Corp.
We here at Metrostar Management Corp were truly sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Mr Giles Noakes.  
Please allow me, on behalf of all of us at Metrostar to extend my deepest sympathies to his family.  
Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Konstantinos Arnokouros, Kouros Maritime Enterprises Inc.
Please accept our sincere and warm condolences for unexpected loss of Mr. Giles Noakes. 
 
We pray for him to rest in peace and serenity. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Capt. Dimitrijs Adamecs, SCF Management Services
We are very saddened to hear the news about Giles. 
 
He was a valuable and highly respected member of your team, his departure will be greatly missed across the whole maritime community. 
 
On behalf of SCF may we offer our deepest sympathy to his family, colleagues and friends. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Raymond St Ange, CGPCS Secretariat
It is with shock and sadness that we are only now hearing of the passing of Giles. 
 
It was my pleasure to have met Giles at past maritime security functions to include when he attended the 19th Plenary of the CGPCS which was held in Seychelles. 
 
A gentleman at all times who cared for the profession.  
 
This afternoon after discussions with the Chair of the CGPCS, we will pass on this very sad news to the Minister of Home Affairs who will be chairing a high level meeting of the Maritime Safety & Security Committee. 
 
Without a doubt we valued and very much appreciated Giles insight and expert knowledge. We were hoping to see him in Mauritius this July for our 20th Plenary. 
 
Please extend our sincere and deep regrets to Giles dear family. He had many friends all over the world including here in the Seychelles. 
 
We will miss him. 
Posted on 15.05.2017 by Chris Baldwin, International Marine Contractors Association
On behalf of all of us at the International Marine Contractors’ Association (IMCA), I wish to express our sincere condolences on the very sad news of Giles’ passing. My colleagues in the IMCA Secretariat, particularly Emily Comyn and John Bradshaw, who knew Giles through his frequent attendance at the IMO, were also deeply shocked. Like myself, Giles was from a military background and while he was a Royal Marine and I was from the Royal Navy, as is often the case in the Naval Service, we knew a few of the same comrades. Giles gave me some really valuable advice on security in the commercial maritime domain as I transitioned from my Service career. I know words seem pitifully futile at times like this, but in my humble opinion his family can be very proud of the contribution he made to the security and safety of mariners globally and I will do all I can to carry on the work that Giles Noakes began.   
Posted on 16.05.2017 by Bud Darr, Cruise Lines International Association
On behalf of the Cruise Lines International Association and our Members, I wish to express my deepest regrets at the tragic loss of our close friend and colleague, Giles Noakes. Giles was a passionate and highly capable professional, who contributed greatly to the collective maritime security efforts of our community. He was a huge personality with a huge heart and he will be sorely missed. It is my hope that his family will find some solace in the tremendous outpouring of admiration for what he accomplished during his time with us. 
Posted on 17.05.2017 by Patricia Lopes / Yudhi Khatau, Varun Shipping

RIP Giles. 

We at Varun are deeply shocked and saddened by this news. Our deepest sympathies go out to Giles’ family. 

It was just in Jan 2016 that Giles had visited India and had come over to our office for a meeting. Mr. Khatau having been the President of BIMCO, has shared a close relationship with Giles and had looked up to his knowledge and guidance in various safety areas and in particular the HRA issues. 

We at Varun pray for the departed soul of Giles and also pray for his family that they have the strength and courage to bear the loss of Giles. 

Posted on 17.05.2017 by GRS Rohden Team
Our commiserations on your bereavement. 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by K. Sankareswaran, Saba Shipping
We are deeply saddened by the loss of your colleague Mr.Giles Noakes. May his soul rest in peace. Kindly accept our heartfelt condolences & also convey our condolences to Mr.Giles Noakes’ family.  
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Nabil Morgan, AGT Shipping Agency & Marine Services
Kindly accept our deep sincere condolences . 
Posted on 11.05.2017 by Katharine & Jacques M. L. M. Wyckaert, Mawyc Group , Lalemant

We heard the unexpectedly loss of your colleague, Mr. Giles Noakes. The management and the staff of the MAWYC Group, especially LALEMANT Antwerpn S.A., share in you grief and wish you all strength in these sad days.

We would like to express our sincere condolences and send our heartfelt sympathy to his family and his loved ones in their great affliction. 

Posted on 12.05.2017 by Sergey Popravko, SCF Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd

It is with great regret that we learnt about the sudden passing of Giles Noakes.

My colleagues well recall meetings and discussions with Giles and his vast expertise on maritime security issues; his advises were always enormously helpful.

On behalf of SCF Management Services and staff, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Giles.

Posted on 19.05.2017 by Capt. Vitaly S. Furkalo, FESCO

The Giles Noakes Family,

It was with deep regret that we learnt about the sad demise of Giles Noakes, Head of Maritime Security, BIMCO. He was a remarkable person and will always be remembered by all friends and colleges.

Please accept our heart-felt condolences on this sad occasion.

Posted on 10.05.2017 by Colonel Rich Cantrill, Chief of Staff EU NAVFOR

I have only been a member of the counter-piracy community for about a year but I had the great pleasure of working with and alongside Giles at many gatherings, not least just a week before his untimely passing. I am personally deeply saddened at the loss of this charming enthusiast, generous colleague, and former Royal Marines Commando. He made me feel immediately welcome at counter-piracy gatherings and it was clear that he has been a force of considerable good over the last 9 or so years of the fight against piracy. Universally liked and respected, we have all experienced a great loss, and my thoughts go out to his family; they can rest assured that their Giles was held in the highest esteem by all that came in to contact with him. As a serving Royal Marine, I can assure you that the Corps will remember him with deep fondest and respect.

Posted on 10.05.2017 by Simon Church, Director of the Maritime Security Centre Horn of Africa (MSCHOA)
I am personally deeply saddened and upset to hear about Giles’ passing. I was sitting next to him 2 weeks ago at an Industry dinner and I remember thinking of how fond I was of him. I have had the privilege of working with him closely over the last 9 years and he became a close friend as well as a trusted colleague and confidant. There are people who are fondly remembered and then there are people who leave such an indelible mark on life that to imagine him not being here is impossible. I know that we will feel his loss more deeply over time as the realisation of his loss sinks in. He worked tirelessly for the issues he believed in and I so admired the fact that he would never shirk from any challenge and would always stand up and speak out when he believed it was right no matter what the cost. I have so many fond memories of the trips and runs ashore as he liked to call them in New York, in Seoul, Washington, Dubai, Mumbai and in Bahrain. We are poorer for his loss and it pains me to think that they he never got to enjoy such a well deserved retirement and his dream of building a small vineyard business in France. It was far too soon. May his family take comfort from the knowledge that this man and his spirit enriched so many and this spirit will never be forgotten, not least by me.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Henrik Juhl Madsen, Technical Officer, IMO
I have worked with Giles on numerous issues and projects in recent years. He was a powerhouse of knowledge and authority for the shipping community, a role he mastered naturally at various meetings and fora, but he also took upon himself to deliver key contributions to technical assistance missions in developing countries what I have seen first hand myself. Always good natured, respectful to everyone and a pleasure to work with. He will be missed by many - I think a lot of us have not yet fully realized that he is no longer here. My condolences to his friends and family.

Posted on 10.05.2017 by Andrew Bardot, International Group of P&I Clubs
All within the International Group clubs who knew and worked with Giles over the last 10 years were deeply saddened to receive the news of his passing. Giles played a pivotal role in coordination of the shipping and insurance industry response to piracy in the Gulf of Aden/Horn of Africa from the outset, and was the tireless driver of many of the initiatives which were successfully developed and which undoubtedly contributed to the successful reduction of piracy activity in the region. His enthusiasm and vision, the considerable experience he brought to bear, and his very convivial company and genial nature made it a pleasure to work alongside him. Our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Giles’ family, and we will remember him with great fondness.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Mark Sutcliffe, Director, CSO Alliance
From the entire team of CSO Alliance please pass on our heartfelt condolences to Giles family, and the team at BIMCO. He made a massive impact on me personally and was instrumental in shaping CSO Alliance.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Dr Risto Talas, Lecturer in Maritime Security - University of London
I am terribly sad to hear of Giles' passing and it has taken me a few days before sending this message. I last saw Giles last summer for a convivial lunch and I was looking forward to seeing him speak at the SMi conference next month. I first met Giles in 2003 at a maritime security conference when he was Jigsaw Container Logistics and he was the first out of the block to create an electronic checklist for C-TPAT compliance - while others were grappling with supply chain security, he was a visionary. When he landed his role at BIMCO I knew that he had arrived; his passion for countering the scourge of piracy was unparalleled and he pushed the anti-piracy agenda with an enthusiasm that left many of us astounded. He has no idea how much his efforts contributed to making the seas a safer place. His family can be very proud of his work. The last slide of my presentation on 19 June at SMi will be a tribute for Giles, a truly extraordinary and wonderful man.
Posted on 10.05.2017 by Rob McLaughlin and Phil Drew
It is with great sadness that Phil and I read of Giles’ passing. We had the great privilege of working with Giles on a project, and his ever present common sense and advice were instrumental in both its finalisation and its substantive outcomes. Please pass on our deepest condolences to Giles’ family. He will be sincerely missed by very many people.