Archive for May, 2014

GMRS PERSONNEL TO BECOME MEMBERS OF DataCheck©

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by admin No Comments

GMRS has decided that all of its contracted security operatives should become members of the Private Security Company Solutions (PSCS) International Limited DataCheck© scheme.  GMRS has taken this step in order to: Demonstrate utmost due diligence in its compliance with industry regulations and guidelines relating to screening and background checks of security personnel. Contribute to […]

PMCS: The End or the Beginning?

Posted on: May 27th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Claude Berube, a teacher of naval history at the United Stated Naval Academy, gives his opinions on private military contractors (PMCs): The National Intelligence Council’s report Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds released in December 2012 revealed trends, game-changers, and potential worlds that have relevance to maritime security. Two of the four mega-trends identified were individual […]

The UK’s national strategy for maritime security has been launched today (13 May 2014).

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

The strategy outlines, for the first time, the UK’s approach to delivering maritime security at home and internationally, setting out how the UK organises and uses its extensive national capabilities to identify, assess and address maritime security challenges. National strategy for maritime security The strategy highlights the importance of the maritime domain to UK prosperity […]

U.S. Navy Fights Back Against Somali Pirates

Posted on: May 15th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Somali pirates spot what looks like a large cargo ship in the dead of night and decide to attack. They fire on the ship — only to discover that the “cargo ship” they’ve engaged in battle is actually the USS Nicholas, a guided-missile frigate. Oops! The Nicholas sinks the pirates’ boat, then finds and sinks […]

Bulk Carrier MV Smart Has Split in Two After Running Aground in South Africa

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by admin No Comments

The MV Smart has fully split in two overnight and authorities are scrambling to put together a plan to offload the fuel oil and cargo from the wreck perched on a sandbar just off a popular surfing beach at Richards Bay, South Africa. A spokesperson for the South African Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) has said […]

Sailor Killed During Gun Battle With Pirates Off Nigeria

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by admin No Comments

A merchant sailor was killed during a shootout between maritime security forces and pirates last night aboard the Medaillon Reedererei-owned product tanker SP Brussels. During the exchange of gunfire, two of the pirates were killed by the armed guards and one other crew member sustained minor injuries.  The ship was carrying a crew of 17 plus […]