Ambrey Risk Gains Panama Accreditation

U.K.-based maritime security specialist Ambrey Risk has become one of the first maritime security companies to be granted official accreditation by the Panama Maritime Authority allowing it to provide armed and unarmed escort guards on Panamanian-flagged vessels transiting piracy high risk areas.

A recent change of law in Panama now requires all private maritime security companies (PMSCs) serving Panamanian flagged ships to be accredited by the Panama Maritime Authority.

Business Management Director James Gasson-Hargreaves commented: “At Ambrey Risk, we intend to set the benchmark for regulatory compliance and professionalism in maritime security, so achieving this accreditation highlights our constant stride for compliance – and reassures customers with the confidence that Ambrey adheres to the highest standards of professionalism recognized in both the U.K, and internationally.”

The stringent review process of the Panamanian Administration was overseen by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine and vetted by a special board of experts from the Panama Maritime Authority.

Mr. Gasson-Hargreaves continued: “With this new law, all the paperwork will be with the authorities, and therefore granting approval for a team to come aboard can be achieved swiftly and efficiently We congratulate the Panamanian authorities for taking this positive step in its determination to ensure to shipowners and operators guarantee that only reputable companies with sound infrastructure are employed on board Panamanian registered ships.”

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Article courtesy of Marine Log.

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