Security on The High Seas
From the beginning of sea travel, piracy has been a threat. These days piracy has become more sophisticated in terms of tactics and weaponry. In addition, poverty and political instability have been the incentive and the means respectively for the growth of several High Risk Areas (HRA) and the spread of hit-and-run attacks across the globe on the high seas.
To combat these threats effectively, crews need to be prepared not only with proper training and procedures, but also potent on-board defences, advanced monitoring and, in some cases, special forces-trained security personnel.
The HRM Edge:
Tailor-Made Solutions for Vessel Security
HRM brings comprehensive security services based on extensive experience to the shipping/commercial and private/yacht sea transport industry. Each ship and voyage have their own set of security challenges. HRM’s methodical approach produces all-inclusive coverage based on both the security needs of the vessel and the vessel’s passage.
Whether you are a tanker in the Gulf of Aden/Indian ocean or taking your yacht on a tour of the South China Sea, HRM will provide world-class protection in terms of:
Security Assessments and Recommendations HRM provides a consultancy service on all matters relating to anti-piracy measures and the wider aspects of maritime security, including risk assessment. Our consultants have the necessary skills, experience and local knowledge in hotspots around the world to meet the needs of our clients.
Monitoring and Tracking Shore side monitoring of vessels in high risk areas with reporting procedures and duress code words. Provision of a 24/7 telephone advice on threat and security matters relevant to vessel and crew.
Training and Staffing HRM is in the unique position of being able to offer both the industry standard International Ship Security) training and qualifications, whilst also offering training for Security Professionals up to the MSO/TL standard. HRM offers the winning combination of having the most highly regarded and qualified instructors teaching trainees on the best available maritime training facilities using training syllabi based on the most up-to-date industry practices and the qualifications recognised worldwide to achieve world-class training standards. Importantly, HRM is aware that clients are highly value conscious and, where possible, classroom-based work will be undertaken in the United Kingdom or wherever is most cost effective for the client including onboard the vessel itself.
HRM is licensed and accredited according to all relevant bodies and standards, including:
- BIS Open General Trade Control (OGTCL) – Anti-Piracy license for legal provision of maritime security services and the transfer of ammunition and weapons between ports.
- ISO 9001, 28000 and 28007 accreditations
- Active participants in BIMCO and other maritime and maritime security associations.
- Signatories and active supporter of ICOC (International Code of Conduct) for private security providers, 100 Series (rules of use of force at sea) and HRAS (Human Rights at Sea).
- Accreditations and licenses from leading Flag states