Guard Lookout

Armed Ship Security 

One of the options to enhance physical security is the placement of armed security teams

There are many private providers of armed security teams to choose from although in some areas the choice is restricted; such as in West Africa where local government forces must be used. 

Use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) is an option in the Indian Ocean and government sanctioned forces can be arranged through private entities in west Africa. There are many factors to consider before engaging such services.


  • Legal use of PCASP varies according to many factors 
  • Quality and compliance varies amongst providers
Maritime Security Companies

Maritime Security Companies

Vessel security teams should be highly qualified, regularly vetted and experts in maritime security operations.

Seapole One Floating Armoury

Floating Armouries

Floating armouries are the means by which many team embarkation and disembarkations are facilitated. The legal and regulatory frameworks are not always clear.

Pirate AK47 West Africa

West Africa Armed Security

Maritime security solutions for Cameroon, Nigeria, Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Togo, Benin and other areas in West Africa.

Indian Ocean Armed Security

Indian Ocean Armed Security

Anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean.

ISO 28007:2015 PCASP

ISO 28007 

Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) providing privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships (and pro forma contract).

Cruise Ship Security

Cruise Ship Security

Keeping cruise ships and their passengers safe at sea, on land and in port while protecting the reputation of the cruise ship operator.