MARITIME HIGH RISK AREAS (HRAs)

Over the last few years there has been a significant rise in the number of ships being assaulted and hijacked in various locations around the world.

While pirate attacks grow increasingly common, international transport and shipping companies lack the ability to adequately protect entire fleets.

Is your vessel safe?  Due to the current shipping situation, many in the industry believe that pirates are now more interested in taking hostages which is true especially in HRA of Nigeria waters and Sulu Sea.

We are a defense and security consultant and not a PMSC. Our role in Maritime Security sector is to assist, advise and suggest reputed PMSCs to our clients in shipping industry.

At international Armour we have the right teams with the right personnel and the right equipment together with the full knowledge, experience and the proper technology needed to well organize, monitoring and full support any mission that we are undertaking related to the ship, the cargo and the crew safety but mostly we have the appreciation and confirmation of our services from all our clients at shipping community.

We don't blink when you want to be safe and secure! What you “need” to be safe may not be the same as what you “want” to feel safe. At International Armour we can provide you with both "need" and "want". 

Your business is shipping, our business is your safety. Being experts in our business enables you to run your core business proficiently, economically, safely, and with minimal disturbance.

We can ensure the accuracy and the quality of our maritime security services while as we act only through well trained and vetted former Navy/Marine Special Forces security staff employed under criteria that are fully complying with the all Flag States and P&I Clubs requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
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MarSec Services at INDIAN OCEAN

International Armour (NATO and UN registered Company) under contractual agreements with agents and PMSCs is providing maritime security solutions in the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and Arabian sea with full confidentiality, accuracy and effectiveness on any request.

Our services include but are not limited to:

- Vessel protection in arms and/or unarmed if required
- Vessel security assessment & consulting
- Legal consulting
- Incident & emergency management with 24hr global vessel tracking service
- Crew security training
- Security Services to all kind of vessels, including Fishing ships, Yachts/Mega/Super Yachts
  and Cruising Vessels
We never compromise on quality; we just make sure that each dollar spent is spent in the right way, at the right time and we offer discounts for those with multiple transits per month on our already rock bottom prices.

Our clients are also our references!  We have a vast experience in maritime security services and in all type of vessels including Yachts and Mega Yachts as we already are servicing with professionalism and accuracy this sensitive shipping sector.

Our goal is to ensure that in each operation we deliver the optimal outcome with specific emphasis on ships’ crew, cargo and material security, enabling our clients to sail through the high-risk areas with the highest confidence and minimal disturbance.
Gulf of ADEN 
The Gulf of Aden continues to be a maritime trading hub in the 21st century.

Despite economic advancement, piracy, illegal fishing, maritime terrorism, and civil war in Somalia and Yemen represent on-going security challenges that threaten stability in the area.

At the end of January 2017, Houti rebels carried out a suicide mission to attack a Saudi Navy frigate west of Hudayah Port in the Red Sea.

Two sailors were killed and three were injured.

The attack is similar to others carried out at the end of 2016, reflecting an on-going terrorist threat in the region.

Furthermore, an increased maritime threat in the Yemeni region was reported in March 2017 when a Yemeni Coast Guard Vessel might have hit a mine in Yemeni territorial waters. This shows how civil war has impacted maritime security. Finally, there have been 3 piracy incidents carried out by Somali pirates this year,indicating the first signs of unrest since a 5-year lull in piracy attacks in the region.

These on-going incidents illustrate the necessity to carry out a full maritime security report of the Gulf of Aden.
Go with us, Go with safety!

You have more than 10 real reasons to trust your crew and your property safety to us

- We are professionals in security and maritime security market for many years and we can suggest the most respectable PMSCs able to secure your property with accuracy to-or-from several locations.

- In each location all the companies we cooperate have experienced teams ready to provide any kind of security services within a very short notice.

- All teams are fulfilling recent Security Guidelines - for the use of Armed Security Guards - while they are currying a 100% Professional Liability Insurance/Public Liability Insurance according to guide lines set all legal organizations/Countries.

- With and through our strategic partners and business partners we can provide escort teams for the support of special missions and to serve external security companies.

- We are in full compliance with all contracts required according to all points in the contract we have the right documentation to back up each and every item.

- We use only well trained and vetted/experienced personnel.

- Everyone that works in our operational teams has special in house training, while we have Chief Security Officers (CSO) and legal advisors available around the clock, all year, to support the operational teams.

- We only use legal weapons which are in full compliance with the International requirements.

- We offer fixed, lump sum rock bottom prices for all  our routes and missions with no extra charges, which means that our prices are very competitive particularly when we compared with other security providers.

- Whether we are protecting a fortune 100 executive or your crew and your property, our team has the experience and is all the time constitute by specialized personnel that offers a broad array of protective services to meet your specific needs.
It is not what we do, it is HOW we do it!
You don't need any more to spend time and money in deviations or to proceed in expensive solutions such as  escort vessels around the areas of Philippines while now you can have a safe and secure passageway with us!
Why Us?

Because we are in defense and security business for more than 20 years

Because we know what our clients need in order they real are safe and secure and not only feel safe and secure!

Because we act LEGAL and professional in the Philippines HRA under legal cooperation with the local authorities.

Because  we keep our own facilities and our own control center(s) and intelligence services teams in order we continually monitoring all transits/missions in process and in order we are in 24hrs basis in contact with the teams on board, the local Maritime Police Authorities of Philippines and the masters of the ships, providing the relevant information needed to the ship owners/charterers and the Maritime Security Companies we cooperate/assist.

Because, subject to the shipping Companies request we provide certified BSLO on missions through legal licensed personnel that are complying with all requested legal approvals and have the credentials as well as the full knowledge in order to accomplish all the needed actions for the security of the ship, the cargo on board and the crew members safety against any threat in to the High Risk Areas/waters of Sulu sea.

Because there are so many other reasons to trust your ship and your crew safety to us!
MarSec Services in NIGERIAN Waters

The risk in Nigeria, and now Benin, is steadily rising causing a drastic increase in security needs for the merchant fleet. 

International Armour is aware of and acts in accordance with new laws and regulations that are being enforced by the Flag States and Governmental bodies, such as the Nigerian Government/Navy which no longer permit armed guards of any kind on board.

We provide ARMED escorts throughout the entire Nigerian EEZ, up to 200nm from shore in partnership with Nigerian MOU holding parties

We regularly provide armed escorts for vessels calling Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Onne and has finalized new agreements for 2018 with MOU holding agents through coordinators/employers in area.

In the neighboring countries of Ghana, Togo and Benin, PI can provide authorized on board armed security teams via anchorage and are permitted to remain on board during the port stay.

These services are provided through our network of local government authorized partners
If you are a Maritime Security Company (PMSC) that looks for a cooperation in such services to any ship of your client that is sailing in area contact us.
Bonny River/Lagos Anchorage Escort durations (round trip) are as follows:

Up to 50nm - 2 day average (1 day in / 1 day out)
Up to 100nm - 4 day average (2 days in / 2 days out)
Up to 200nm - 6 day average (3 days in / 3 days out)

Lagos Anchorage patrol can be provided at client request
Escort to be provided only within Nigerian EEZ

How big a threat is this? 
Nigerian Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea a Major Risk for Merchant Shipping!

The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping.

Armed and dangerous pirate gangs from the Niger Delta have been responsible for attacking commercial vessels throughout the wider region, conducting armed robberies, stealing oil and abducting crew for ransom.
MarSec Services at SULU SEA

We have the solution!

T
he “time” in shipping industry it is the most critical factor while it is direct connected with the costs and the profits.

There are many reasons to excuse a delay of a ship arrival on time on its destination port, to name Bad weather, engine problems, delays occurred in other ports or due to the routes that vessels are choosing in order to avoid high risk waters.

All the above are costing time and money where some can be avoided and some cannot.

Our Company, in order to eliminate the factor  “Risk” and “the deviation of a ship in order to avoid any threat related to pirates“ which is direct connected with the factor time and cost, has secure the assistance of the relevant countries authorities in order to legal secure the ships that are passing through these areas high risk waters and with main emphasis the Sulu Sea Archipelago.

Ships that are sailing from West or North West Australian ports to Chinese and Japanese ports does need any more to avoid the direct routes  through Makassar Strait, Celebes sea and Sulu sea increasing both their arrival time and transits costs.

All around these countries we have ready teams (governmental forces) in order we secure yours ship’s safety passage.

Embarking our Indonesian teams in arms at Mataram (strait/passage from Indian Ocean to Bali sea) and following direct the route through Makassar strait to Sebatic OPL in Indonesia/Malaysian borders where team is disembarked and further from Bongao OPL in Philippines where our team of 4 Maritime Police personnel undertakes the secure of your vessel up to OPL Mindoro and/or OPL Manila or Manila Port, you save a tidy and critical time.

No more …

- DEVIATIONS
- EXTRA DAYS IN TRANSIT
- EXTRA EXPENSES AND COSTS
- DELAYS
- RISK AT SEA

How big a threat is this? 
The Sulu Sea between eastern Malaysia and the Philippines has become dangerous for merchant shipping due to rising threat of kidnappings.

The Sulu archipelago is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaeda linked group notorious for kidnappings and, increasingly, piracy.

International Maritime Bureau said global sea kidnappings rose three-fold in 2016, even as global piracy hit its lowest level in nearly 20 years.

Pirates kidnapped 62 people for ransom in 15 separate incidents in 2016.