Maritime security has become an important requirement for merchant vessels in today’s time.
Increasing shipping piracy threats have resulted in huge losses for shipping conglomerates around the world.
In order to tackle this problem successfully, many security Companies have started to provide maritime security services, which are custom made for the present modern piracy at sea.
Across the world, there are many such maritime security Companies which command a unique respect for the stellar security services they offer.
But, what is this that makes today a maritime security Company trustable?
What are the criteria that you must set in order to decide if this or that maritime security Company is good and effective in all your demands?
What you expect a maritime security Company to fulfill in order you feel safe and secure?
Maritime Security it is not just another business. Maritime Security it is based on knowledge, methodology, proved equipment, technology, accuracy, well trained personnel and high experienced managers in Defense, Security and Safety sectors.
With the aid of maritime protection offered under such qualifications, shipping conglomerates can be assured of plenteous security to its crew and cargo.
Oceanic navigation routes are necessary and cannot be done without. Since shipping piracy has become an unchecked evil in certain water parts and is spreading towards other oceanic networks, opting for maritime security services has become a choice that cannot be overlooked Think well before you decide WHO will keep your property and your crew safe!
ISM / ISPS
Our team fulfills the IMO requirements as DPA and are certified as Company Security Officers. With experience as DPA and CSO we have the insight in ISM and ISPS from the practical point of view. Our auditors are Lloyds approved and we also have experience as flag state auditors.
Following services are provided:
- Implementation and certification of ISM, ISPS and MLC 2006 - Risk Assessment - Review os SMS, ship procedures - Development of SMS manuals and plans - Conducting all types of audits - Assisting in development of Ship Assessment and Ship Security Plans
ISM & ISPS Compliance, Audits & MLC 2006 Regulation Compliance: RISK provides experienced and professional ships/large yachts consultant services, specializing in compliance regulations associated with international covenants, statutes, and requirements.
The experts at International Armour and affiliated Companies are all Master Mariners and are fully conversed in all aspects of ISM / ISPS and MLC 2006 compliance. ISM Management, ISPS Management & MLC 2006 compliance: Our mission is to provide simple, economical solutions to the ever increasing list of regulations affecting ships/large yachts.
Safety Regulations & Security: We offer the finest approved ships/yachts safety management and security systems, custom tailored to your needs. Our safety and security procedures and manuals are approved by all major Flag States.
MINISTRY OF PUBLIC ORDER CERTIFIED MINISTRY OF DEFENSE CERTIFIED NATO CERTIFIED (NCAGE CODE G2181) UNGM REGISTER COMPANY (400640)
Experienced maritime security services in, All types of Commercial Vessels Fishing Vessels Yachts, Mega Yachts and Super Yachts Cruising Ships
Round the Clock Services and Support
We don't negotiate your safety!
With +1000 full maritime security set/equipment at sea and a vast arsenal of experience personnel and officials we are one of the very few Companies in Worldwide basis that can advise you, protect your ships and provide the needed Security Services with full professionalism and accuracy.
Piracy is a problem that has blighted our seas for centuries, evolving with the developing world. It has become an increasingly lucrative trade for criminal gangs and desperate people looking to make their fortune.
The capabilities and overall value of modern day vessels, makes the risk to ship owners and charterers higher than ever. With the increasing threat of piracy looking set to remain for years to come, companies require an effective option for their vessels.
We officially operate and coordinate all transits through our OPS from where we provide continuous global monitoring of our clients assets and all deployed Security Services Maritime personnel.
We live monitoring and tracking all vessels position, piracy alerts and weather conditions and we provide direct our feedback to our operations staff.
A direct line of communication with our security teams allows this information to be fed to the transit in real time.
We pride ourselves on our professional standards and consistently work to ensure we have the right people to deliver the best results.
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, Mega/Super Yachts and Cruising Vessels In addition, we provide:
- Well trained and experienced high profile security teams - A comprehensive security assessment of the vessel and a vessel-hardening plan - Crew training & mentoring - Vessel tracking - 24hr support from our Operations Room & Real-time intelligence updates - A graduated response to any impending security situation, which may involve the use of lethal force 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.
RISK Assessment & Security Master Plan We have the experience and the professionals to undertake a thorough - for any vessel - Risk Assessment (VRA) through Maritime Division Directors. Risk Assessments analyze and forecast risks specific to any vessel in the next 24 hours to 7 days and are specific to: ROUTE, PORT or REGION.
The vessel-centric nature of our Risk Assessments means that they take account of any vessel’s capabilities, limitations and current existing on-board security measures including the impact of the local meteorological conditions on your surveillance equipment.
A comprehensive survey is conducted during the voyage and PMSC assessment team is analyzing the threats and vulnerabilities to the vessel.
Assessments are undertaken according to many factors; the size of the ship, usage and cargo of the ship, amount of personnel, sailing route, anchoring points, level of risk, existing procedures, past events and more.
We are considered the definitive, most reliable and trusted source of intelligence for the maritime and maritime security community.
We are monitoring and analyzing the maritime threat landscape 24-hours a day.
A Vessel Security Master Plan (VSMP) report is then handed to the client, covering the following subjects:
Security Recommendations - Preparation prior entering high risk zone - Security in emergency - Creation of a Safe-Room - Non-lethal means - Security force on-board (routine) - Act of security force in alert & emergency - Defense means on the vessel - Counter-Terrorism (CT) - Medical equipment on-board
Security Procedures - Analyzing vessel's structure and emergency situations - Analyzing threats and loopholes - Routine & emergency procedures - Intruder procedures - Medical procedures & evacuation protocols - Communication and report procedures - International forces - Use of force/ Rules of engagement - Staff's procedures during emergency
Our Standard MarSec Equipment, Our Personnel
Our Standard Equipment
ZASTAVA 7.62x51 Semi Auto Rifles Magazines of 20 rounds capacity 7.62x51 Rounds in caliber 7.62x51 Molle plates carriers / Tactical vests Stand Alone ballistic plates NIJ IV - 0101.06 US PASGT Helmets level IIIA - 0101.06 Binoculars Communication devices Special Drones for special missions (optional) Team Medical kits Military cases (equipment/ammo/riffles)
- Military experience - Seaman’s book - STCW95, all four levels - SSO certificate - Medical certificate - Clean criminal records bureau (CRB) check - Valid vaccinations
We also have a chief Security Officer (CSO) and a legal advisor available around the clock all year to support the operational teams and maritime law matters.
Our greatest assets are knowledge, experience & personnel All of our personnel are well trained professionals, physically, medically and mentally fit to carry out their duties. They have fulfill their Military Services and hold all of the necessary Certificates as required in the field of Maritime Security.
They served in the Hellenic Navy or Special Forces and has executed various missions as operators or Team Leaders transiting through High Risk Areas.
Generally, our people have executed a wide range of tasks in hostile environments within the security industry both on land and at sea, on the private sector as well as military operations around the world
We help clients reduce their exposure to threats and protect employees and assets by helping to identify gaps in existing physical security programs and by recommending improvements and enhancements to facilities, policies, procedures and technology.
When they cross the line, we are always there!
AVISTA VENTURES (as agent)
The challenge of AVISTA VENTURES is to continuously render an outstanding service to its client base..... read more
Go with us, Go with safety! You have more than 10 real reasons to trust your crew and your property safety to us! 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.
With an extensive experience in maritime business, RISK has been successful in servicing a strong worldwide base of clients who command quality products, services, legal consulting and turnkey solutions in time and at the best market prices.