11 June 2017: The growing terrorist threat in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian countries have faced a string of Islamist terror attacks in recent months. Philippines, hundreds of IS-linked militants from Abu Sayyaf and the Maute group stormed and occupied Marawi on 23 May, in Mindanao’s Muslim majority Lanao del Sur province. The incident, triggered Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to declare a 60-day martial law period in the region as clashes with security forces remained ongoing for weeks, leaving over 400 people dead as of early July.
MarSec Services at Sulu Sea International Armour (NATO and UN registered Company) has a written affirmation from the Philippines Authorities in order to provide Legal and authorized Maritime Security Services to all vessels that are sailing through the Sulu Sea High Risk Waters of Philippines and require such security services.
Our teams embark/disembark ships OPL and in Port (subject to clients request) where at the OPL locations the embarkation and disembarkation is conducted by Heavily Armed Fast Boats or any other available mean that the local authorities are using.
The ports/locations that we embark/disembark our teams are - but not limited - Manila, Mindoro OPL, Bacolod, Jimenez, Surigao, Balabac, Bongao, Zamboanga, General Santos, Davao and any other might be requested.
The equipment that team is using on board is this of the Philippines Authorities while the entire mission is under the continual supervision of the local coastal authorities.
Upon embarkation, the TL/Officer hands over to the master of the ship a relevant authorization document dully signed and stamped by the Philippine Authorities mentioning the full details of the team members and their equipment as well as the legality and authorization to secure the ship. A relevant code also it is issued (transit permission code) and mentioned in the authorization in order any fraud similar document to be avoided while this code is all the time unique according to the transit and this can only be verified through the relevant HQ for its authenticity. We assist and cooperate with PMSC that have requests from their clients for on board maritime security services in the Sulu Sea and the Territorial waters of the Philippines.
For maritime security services in area and for more information needed, do not hesitate to, contact us!
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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.
The Sulu archipelago is a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf, an al-Qaeda linked group notorious for kidnappings and, increasingly, piracy
Piracy in the Sulu Sea - The “new Somalia” or a limited threat?
The National Counter terrorism Centre describes the Abu Sayyaf Group (“ASG”) as “the most violent of the Islamic separatist groups operating in the Southern Philippines and it has as one of its aims the promotion of an independent Islamic State in western Mindanao. This group has kidnapped a number of mainly Malaysian and Indonesian seafarers over the past year mainly from tugs and fishing boats.
The “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 proceeded in special contractual agreements with the authorities of Malaysia, Indonesian and Philippines in order to legal secure in arms 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
Why Us? Because we are in defense and security business since 2001.
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 professional in the Philippines HRA under legal authorizations issued from the relevant HQs of the Country.
Because we keep our own facilities and our own control center(s) and intelligence services teams at the area of Philippines 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!
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!