• 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 […]

  • Is Somali piracy over?

    Decrease in successful attacks ignores root causes which remain. Is It Really the End of Piracy off the Coast of Somalia? Posted by: Abbas Daher Djama The recent drop of successful […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • AdvanFort charges quashed

    Court quashes charges against 35 crew. Court sets free crew of armed US ship, says they came for food, fuel HENNAI: About nine months after an US ship, dubbed ‘floating […]

  • Dryad issues Q2 report

    Dryad report highlights current hot spots. Dryad Maritime continues to report high levels of piracy in Southeast Asia Dryad Maritime is warning of an increasing threat from Southeast Asia piracy […]

  • Nigeria: Troubled Waters?

    Nigerian policemen on board the tanker HISTRIA CORAL opened fire on a small boat… Troubled Waters? The use of Nigerian Navy and Police in Private Maritime Security Roles Dirk Steffen […]

  • The Japanese Ship Guarding Act

    Six months after the Japanese government green lit PMSCs, problems remain. Deciphering the Japanese Ship Guarding Act Written by Simon O. Williams Research Support Credited to Michitsuna Watanabe Over six […]

  • Hotel bills threaten PMSC freedom

    Unpaid hotel bills pose new hurdle to freedom for AdvanFort operators. City hotel says crew of US ship owe 8 lakh Paul David A Chennai-based hotel has approached the Madurai […]