Maritime Security (MarSec) Case Studies

 

Case Study #1
Maritime Security (MarSec) anti-piracy, counter-terrorism, counter-criminal, Africa, Somalia, Nigeria, Asia, Malacca Strait, Indian Ocean, UK, USA, UAE

Embarked Specialist Subject Matter Expert

An established multi-national ship Owner and Management Company based out of the Middle East made the decision to completely re-shape their strategy towards Somalia and West Africa-based Maritime Security anti-piracy in order to mitigate the physical and business threats faced and operate with added value.

Working closely with the Board and Senior Management Team, a specialist consultant was tasked to design a strategy, training and assessment mechanism that fit with the client’s existing Quality Management System. The mechanism consisted of:

Review and amend the Company strategy towards maritime security anti-piracy, strengthening liaison with civilian and military maritime security authorities.

Anti-piracy-specific vessel audits and hardening implementation of all vessels within the Fleet.

Operational anti-piracy-specific training for all seafarers within the Fleet, and strategic training for selected land-based personnel.

A Subject Matter Expert advisor to the Company Security Officer, and as an embarked advisor for Masters transiting the High Risk Area.

Once implemented, the client was able to operate hardened vessels within the High Risk Area, reassured that crews were trained to mitigate the risks of piracy and react to incidents in a safe manner. This resulted in increased seafarer morale and confidence, and an ability for the client to operate in a more self-sufficient manner without the need to rely as much on outsourced and privately-contracted embarked security personnel.

 

Case Study #2
Maritime Security (MarSec) anti-piracy, counter-terrorism, counter-criminal, Africa, Somalia, Nigeria, Asia, Malacca Strait, Indian Ocean, UK, USA, UAE

Implementation of Audit

A multi-national ship Owner required the anti-piracy-specific review and audits of their new-build VLOCs. After conducting reviews of design plans with the Senior Management Team, a specialist Consultant was tasked to the shipyard to review a vessel under construction and to liaise with the ship building and design companies.

After exhaustive assessments and discussions, a report was formulated and submitted to the client for basic physical recommendations that could be implemented to increase the defensive capabilities of the vessels.

By implementing the recommended structural changes across their VLOC new-builds whilst under construction in the shipyard, the client was able to reduce the potential cost of improvising physical and structural changes to improve safety and anti-piracy capability before the vessels set to sea or required dry dock.

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