Private Security

  • IMB issues report

    A report from the ICC International Maritime Bureau urged ship masters to be vigilant when sailing in high-risk areas. International report charts continued threat from global piracy Ramola Talwar Badam Somali pirates […]

  • Avant Garde skipper bailed

    Captain was in charge of floating armoury. Ukrainian captain of MV Avant-Garde granted bail A Sri Lankan court Thursday granted bail to the Ukrainian Captain of the MV Avant Garde […]

  • PMSC families plead with UK PM

    Men were employed by AdvanFort, the US PMSC. Families of Britons jailed in India ‘beg’ Theresa May for help The families of six Britons jailed in India are “begging” Prime […]

  • BIMCO updates Guardcon

    Serious concerns over firearms’ provenance. BIMCO updates GUARDCON guidance notes to reinforce importance of validating firearms end user certificates. Press Release BIMCO, the world’s largest international shipping association, has today […]

  • Floating armoury changes

    News will impact PMSCs operating in the Indian Ocean. Floating Armouries – Major Legal Change Underway Thomas Egerstrom The debate of the legality surrounding “floating armouries” (FA’s) has been circulated […]

  • Maritime mayhem

    The dangers of the Delta. Maritime mayhem By James Wilkes Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, particularly the resurgence of violent marine kidnapping for ransom, will continue to plague the […]

  • The post-piracy hangover

    As piracy falls, what new challenges do CSOs face? The post-piracy hangover In this era of relative calm, Harry Pearce from Ambrey Risk reminds us that the challenge ahead might […]

  • Charges in Avant Garde case

    Illegal weapons are a serious issue for the private maritime security industry. Sri Lanka’s Gotabhaya Rajapaksa charged with corruption One of Sri Lanka’s most controversial politicians has been charged with […]

  • Nigeria warns of illegal security

    Nigeria has a history of illegal maritime security providers. Maritime Security: Navy Raises The Alarm Over Fake Agencies By Lanre Arotimi The Nigerian Navy has advised concerned organizations to be […]

  • Piracy: counting the cost

    Intertanko estimate $1.2 billion spent on armed guards. Plunge in Gulf of Aden piracy incidents comes at a huge cost By Lee Hong Liang from Singapore The piracy-prone Gulf of […]