Category Archives: Maritime

Blackwater’s New Battlefield: Toward a Regulatory Regime in the United States for Privately Armed Contractors Operating at Sea

Blackwater’s New Battlefield: Toward a Regulatory Regime in the United States for Privately Armed Contractors Operating at Sea Mahard, Sean Patrick. Vand. J. Transnat’l L. 47 (2014): 331.

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French firm receives gov’t training approval

French firm receives gov’t training approval Published on April 10, 2015 by David Rider French PMSC training centre receives government approval.  Press Release KARGUS SEA INTERCONNECTION (KSI), Approved Training Centre for Maritime Security(1), Recognized Security Organization(2) and subsidiary of the holding … Continue reading

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Drop in Somali pirate attacks sparked Drum Cussac administration

Drop in Somali pirate attacks sparked Drum Cussac administration in Piracy and Security News 14/04/2015 A “rapid decline in the market demand”, in part brought about by a reduction in the number of attacks on shipping vessels by Somali pirates, … Continue reading

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Analysing Security Threats: Man vs Machine

Analysing Security Threats: Man vs Machine The claim that in today’s information age, with open source media instantly available via mobile devices or at the desk, the ability to identify and analyse security threats before a voyage is considered should … Continue reading

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Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy Reuters News By Keith Wallis 3 December 2014 16:23 SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other … Continue reading

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Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk

FINANCE Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk The Telegraph Online Alan Tovey Industry Editor 3 November 2014 14:38 Security and risk consultancy to sell anti-piracy business as it focuses on long-term work Security group … Continue reading

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Ambrey Risk acquires maritime transits security division of Drum Cussac

Ambrey Risk acquires maritime transits security division of Drum Cussac MarketLine (a Datamonitor Company), Financial Deals Tracker 7 November 2014 Deal In Brief Ambrey Risk Limited, a provider of maritime security risk management services, has acquired the maritime transits security … Continue reading

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Soft-Law Guidelines for Maritime Security Compliance

[Exclusive] Soft-Law Guidelines for Maritime Security Compliance   By MarEx 2015-02-15 17:54:13 By Simon O. Williams, BA, LLM Despite global regulation grounded in the international Law of the Sea (specifically, UNCLOS) and a myriad of coastal, port and flag state … Continue reading

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Privateers! Their History and Future

Fletcher Security Review Vol.2 no.1 Privateers!  Their History and Future Alexander Tabarrok / Alex Nowrasteh 28 January 2015

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Department of Merchant Shipping updates list of approved private ship security firms

Shipping & Transport – Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping updates list of approved private ship security firms April 01 2015 The Department of Merchant Shipping has published an updated list of approved private ship security contractors in accordance with Section … Continue reading

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