Private Security

  • Anti-pirate security hit by rate plunge

    Collapse of PMSC sparks further industry concerns. Anti-pirate security hit by rate plunge Jem Newton A fall in private security rates could raise risks for commercial shipping in the Gulf […]

  • PMSCs, pirates and territorial issues

    An overview of current maritime security issues facing the shipping and security industries.  Private anti-piracy navies: how warships for hire are changing maritime security By Emil Maine I recently sat […]

  • Nick Davis, GoAGT

    PMSC goes bust

    Gulf of Aden Group Transits ceases trading. Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust By PAUL GALLAGHER, JONATHAN OWEN (Image: Nick Davis, GoAGT) Around […]

  • Nigerian piracy: fact and fiction

    Insecurity, under reporting, lack of information sharing all confuse the issues. Nigerian piracy ‘overhyped’ or not reported enough? By C. BLOMBAUM This has not been a good month for Nigeria. To […]

  • Challenges facing PMSCs

    Regulations and market forces creating new pressures for marsec firms. The regulatory and cost pressures facing private maritime security By Gary Howard from London The growth in use of the […]

  • Piracy Collapses in Somalia

    Armed guards and naval forces suppressing piracy in the region. Piracy Collapses in Somalia, But Don’t Celebrate Just Yet by Lizabeth Paulat Piracy has long plagued the Somali coastline, creating an […]

  • ISPS Code and maritime terrorism

    As a response to the 9/11 attacks, the International Ship and Port Security code came in to force 1st July 2004. The ISPS Code and maritime terrorism By Lars H. […]

  • Business awards recognise Ambrey Risk

    Nomination “unexpected” says company. Private Business Awards recognize achievements of Private Security Company International security and risk management company Ambrey Risk has been shortlisted for ‘Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year’ by the […]

  • Busting up Somali pirate attacks

    Pirates won’t tackle ships with armed guards. Busting up Somali pirate attacks one ship at a time Shipping security consultant says 9 times out of 10 pirates turn tail when […]

  • Captain Phillips strikes back

    Risk versus reward ratio no longer in pirates’ favour. Captain Phillips strikes back: Off Horn of Africa, pirates go bye-bye Somali pirates in 2011 attacked 237 boats in the oceans […]