The Maritime Security Alliance

The maritime security alliance offers the service of one contact for an integrated solution to prevent ships against piracy and armed robbery. Several companies have bundled their expertise to build the best accumulated defense in the layered-defense system.


Piracy and the armed security guard question

One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards.

In the lawless waters in the Indian Ocean off Somalia armed guards became a choice for many to defend their ship and crew a few years ago, helped by a steady supply of security contractors from the then stabilising Iraq looking for a new business opportunity.

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Weapons for Hire – The Beginning of the End

Although no one has an absolutely precise figure to hand, we believe that there are at least 40,000 licensed weapons floating about or stored, ready for use, in the Indian Ocean. They sit on floating armories, adjacent land or are in theatre under use. These weapons are not tracked on a real-time basis. Companies are only put to proof when asked. In other words, regulation requires the sector to know what weapons they have and where they got them from.

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Managing Security Risks at Sea: A Challenge for the Shipping Industry

An effective and successful security risk management process poses many challenges to the ship operator. This is a result of the lack of guidance in combination with a complex and diverse situations beyond the control of the ship operator. While the analysis is prescribed to be risk-based, the process of the analysis itself is ungoverned. There is a lack of explicit discussion on how the ship operator could:

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Sharing our expertise on sustainable security systems

The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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The Maritime Security Alliance is a platform of maritime stakeholders aimed to provide ships with non-lethal, non-violent protection against maritime crime. Continuous innovation and creative thinking of its expert team will improve security conditions for seafarers by ensuring effective, legitimate and affordable self-protection measures.

The Maritime Security Alliance offers the service of one single contact for integrated solutions against piracy.

 

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