Middle East Crisis – Emergency Evacuation Advice

gCaptain has received emails today from mariners and oil workers stuck in the Middle East seeking help in evacuating the country. While there is little gCaptain can do directly we have been working, for a number of years, with various maritime security companies in the area. The best, by far, in emergency evacuation services (they do both security & medical evacs!) … [Read more...]

M/V Biscaglia Maritime Security and A Look At Armed vs Non-Lethal Ship Protection In Pirate Waters

In a well researched article titled Mercenary Guards Jump Ship as Somali Pirates Remain Undeterred Bloomberg exposes private security efforts to protect ships in the region. What is not well researched however, is the title incident aboard the M/V Biscaglia. In last week's edition of Maritime Moday, Fred Fry posted the wired magazine article Sonic Blaster Firm Disputes … [Read more...]

Maritime Medical Evacuation And Rescue At Sea – Global Rescue Maritime

Last week we brought you information on marine license insurance and in our continuing quest to look at non-traditional protection available to mariners we bring you Global Rescue - Maritime! Mariners work in conditions that make getting immediate medical treatment extremely difficult. Most mariners and shipping companies do not have the assets to quickly and smoothly move … [Read more...]