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 on the crew both physically and mentally. Because of the environment there is an extremely high likelihood of injury. This is why proper preparation remains the most important factor as it … [Read more...]

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 spokesman said, the latest move in a scandal which has brought down a government minister. Police this year seized more than 3,000 weapons in 20 containers from an armoury, run … [Read more...]

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 maritime security company MAST. “Indonesia and its President Joko Widodo have rightly recognized that maritime crime, including piracy and smuggling, can be hugely disruptive of commerce … [Read more...]

Maritime Security Firms Adapt to Changes in Piracy, Stiff Competition

By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE, Dec 4 (Reuters) - 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. Hundreds of security firms sprang up over the past seven years to offer protection … [Read more...]

India Drops Charges Against Advanfort Private Security Crew

A High Court in India has dropped the charges against the crew and guards from a US-based private security ship 8 months after the legal battle began. Washington, D.C.-based security firm Advanfort reports that the Madras High Court has quashed charges against the 35-member crew of the security ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio after the court could not substantiate any of the … [Read more...]