ASKET releases marsec app
PMSC broker launches new app.
ASKET BROKARAGE SERVICES – Release New Maritime Security App
ASKET Director Emma Mitchell:
ASKET was established in 2013 to work with and for the shipping industry, our vision was to set up an independent brokerage and be able to support an industry being hammered by costs of manpower, time, insurance and armed guards.
Our aim was to use our knowledge gained from all sides of the industry to take the pressure away from the risk managers and CSO’s, and in turn help to ensure the safety and well being of the seafarers that keep our world turning.
Blending an understanding of current risk, quality, realistic practical standards and creating a healthy competitive tension amongst PMSC’s is at the core of ASKET’s independent brokerage service.
ASKET draw from a selection of audited and constantly monitored PMSCs to ensure they have real quality and the ability to support our shipping clients.
These PMSCs are tiered depending on their standards and have to remain competitive as each transit is still subject to a bidding process which keeps them keen to be priced competitively.
Our shipping clients also gain by receiving fleet type pricing no matter how big they are, and can also decide on the type of company and composition of team they require on a transit by transit basis but without the headache of auditing and managing several PMSCs.
We have come a long way since 2013 and our free service now also includes vessel tracking and risk monitoring.
To complement our services ASKET have just launched a free app for Masters and CSO’s or indeed anyone involved in vessel security, ship brokering, management or insurance.
The app now live on android and coming soon to iOS provides both proactive and reactive resources and maritime security short cuts, links and useful advice at the users fingertips and Includes best management practices, bridge cards, security checklists, emergency numbers and links for vessels transiting SE Asia, West Africa and the Indian Ocean.
The app is available on android and will be released on iOS very shortly, it is being updated regularly to keep pace with the dynamic security environment and has been designed so that it can be used off line.
The in-App resources include;
• Anti Piracy Bridge Cards
• Quick Links to Emergency Contacts
• Maritime Crime Check Lists
• Best Management Practice Check Lists
• Location Services
• Security Charts
• Pirate Skiff and Dhow Recognition Guides
• Training Aide Memoir’s
• Crew Briefings
• Bridge Training Cards
• Crew Training Cards
• Crisis Management as well as access to live intelligence
ASKET Ltd is a true independent broker working for the shipping industry, one of our clients recently said we were a ‘breath of fresh air’ and best of all our service will not only save money it is free.