• PMSC Accreditation Process

      Authorisation of the use of armed guards on board of Belgian Flagged vessels. Maritime Security Review has received and reviewed copies of the legal enactments. PMSC Accreditation Process Maritime Security […]

  • Higher Standards of Private Security

    The International Standards Organisation will present a draft proposal for the selection and use of Armed Guards to the IMO this week. While the security industry prepares for yet another […]

  • Private Security Guards

    The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore has issued guidance on the use of armed personnel on board its vessels. Singapore Allows Counter-piracy Private Security Guards The Maritime & Port Authority […]

  • Business Booms

    For now, at least, the maritime security firms and their armed guards appear to be winning the war on piracy — and earning millions. Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime […]

  • Silver Lining

    According to a report released on August 12, the maritime security business in the Indian Ocean is booming as ships turn to private military security companies (PMSC) to help in the […]

  • Piracy to Stay in Retreat

    Navy and security officials say that aggressive navy action, private armed security teams and defensive measures by ships will ensure that Somali pirate activity will remain low despite the end […]

  • Pirates and Privateers

    The fight against Somali-based pirates is becoming a private battle as global defence cuts reduce naval counter-piracy deployments. Because governments have struggled to contain the spread of piracy in the […]

  • Centralised Protection

    US-based company Armed Piracy Defence is proposing a centralised approach to ensure that all ships within high risk areas will have anti piracy security teams on board. These security teams […]

  • Part of the Solution

    Providing security teams is only one of the services that PSC provide. Others include security intelligence, risk assessment and consulting; crisis response; and intervention. Maritime PSC: Not the Solution, But […]

  • Floating Armoury Dispute

    The issue of weapons by a security firm operating a floating armoury in Fujairah (UAE) is at the centre of diplomatic row between Sri Lanka and Britain. Dispute with Britain over […]