Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Maritime News

Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 19

Friday, July 12, 2019
Maritime News

Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) – Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk...

July 12, 2019
Total Views: 79

Friday, April 19, 2019
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Nigeria Arrests Maritime Security Team Over Firearms Possession – Update

The Nigerian Navy has arrested nine people including one American for possession of firearms in what the Navy claimed was Nigerian waters. The suspects were part of a maritime security...

April 19, 2019
Total Views: 134

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Press Releases

Protecting Maritime Personnel – Developments in Modern Body Armor

PRESS RELEASE – (Safeguard Armor) – The Maritime field is changing fast under the threats of piracy, international terrorist and random attacks on ships and personnel. This puts great strain...

March 7, 2018
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Maritime News

Sri Lanka Scraps Firm’s Floating Armory Deals Amid Scandal

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena on Wednesday revoked all deals by a private security firm related to running “floating armouries”, a government...

November 11, 2015
Total Views: 62

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indonesia Takes an Enlightened Approach to Maritime Security

More countries around the world should strengthen their approach to maritime security and follow in the steps of Indonesia, who this month will launch a new coastguard service says leading...

December 10, 2014
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maritime Security Firms Adapt to Changes in Piracy, Stiff Competition

Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, as a steep decline in Somali pirate attacks and hotter competition erode fast-thinning margins.

December 3, 2014
Total Views: 17

Friday, July 11, 2014
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India Drops Charges Against Advanfort Private Security Crew

A High Court in India has dropped charges against the crew and guards from a US-based private security ship 8 months after the legal battle began.

July 11, 2014
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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SAMI Responds to Harsh Accusations from AdvanFort

AdvanFort, the US-based maritime security firm owned by Palestinian businessman Samir Farajallah and run by his son Ahmed, withdrew today from the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) on the grounds...

April 2, 2014
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Maritime News

India Releases Crew of AdvanFort Security Ship on Bail

6 months after being detained (captured) by Indian authorities, maritime security contractors from the Seaman Guard Ohio have been released on bail according to a press release today from AdvanFort...

March 26, 2014
Total Views: 0

Friday, October 25, 2013
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Sierra Leone Files Official Protest Against India’s Illegal Detainment of Vessel Crew

In protest against the Indian government’s detainment of 33 sailors from the AdvanFort-chartered maritime security vessel Seaman Guard OHIO, the Sierra Leone ship registry has filed an official complaint today....

October 25, 2013
Total Views: 36

Monday, October 21, 2013
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Document Contradicts Indian Government’s Claim Over Ship Arrest

As the media responds to the recent arrest of the vessel MV SEAMAN GUARD OHIO, the predominant headlines report that the armed vessel violated Indian sovereignty by sailing within the country’s 12 nautical mile...

October 21, 2013
Total Views: 17

Thursday, August 15, 2013
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AdvanFort Hires ARG to Provide Specialized Maritime Firearms Training

AdvanFort, a US-based private maritime security company announced today that in an effort to maintain the highest operational standards from its guards, they are now utilizing global risk consultancy Associated Risks Group (ARG) to...

August 15, 2013
Total Views: 0

Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Press Releases

AdvanFort Names Axel Tuetken Global VP Sales and Business Development

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2013—The AdvanFort Company today announced that Axel Tuetken, its business development director for Northern Europe, has been chosen for the private maritime security leader’s newly-created global...

August 8, 2013
Total Views: 1

Thursday, August 1, 2013
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AdvanFort President Will Watson Addresses Criticism From the Maritime Security Industry

The world of private maritime security has utterly exploded in recent years following the rise of Somali piracy, and now the huge increase in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea....

August 1, 2013
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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AdvanFort Addresses Judgement Stemming from 2011 Firearms Purchase

In 2011, Virginia-based maritime security firm AdvanFort needed to some rifles to undertake counter-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The company, then in its infancy,...

July 31, 2013
Total Views: 17

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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A Primer on Maritime Security – Perception or Reality?

By Rene Toomse, CEO of Aburgus Maritime Security is not a rocket science.  To conduct the actual work one just needs a number of trustworthy men, some money and a...

July 10, 2013
Total Views: 119

Monday, June 10, 2013
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Piracy – Ship Security Team On Trial For Murder

(Reuters) The thud of bullets smacking into his wooden fishing boat jolted captain John Freddy out of his afternoon nap. He saw one of his crew slumped dead over the helm and...

June 10, 2013
Total Views: 28

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Private Maritime Security Companies and the Search for Lessons Learned

Recent controversy over Spain's impounding of a seemingly fortress-like vessel owned by a former British navy officer offers a window into some of the continuing challenges faced by the shipping industry.

May 2, 2013
Total Views: 22

Monday, April 8, 2013

Egyptian Authorities Release Private Security Ship

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities released a ship loaded with heavy weapons and its crew three days after they were seized for entering Egyptian territorial waters in the Red Sea,...

April 8, 2013
Total Views: 2