Archive for August, 2014

Northwestern Passage to Open by Early September

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Large areas of sea ice still remain in the Northwestern Passage along the Canadian coast. However, based on analysis of satellite images by the Global Ice Center (GIC), ice experts at Japan-based Weathernews predict this should melt away by early September, thus opening the passage for vessels. The Northern Sea Route bordering Russia is now […]

Good Samaritans Start Migrant Aid Mission in Mediterranean

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), a registered privately financed foundation dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing aid, assistance and medical help to migrants who find themselves in distress whilst crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe boats, founded by a philanthropist couple Regina and Christopher Cantrambone, is setting sail for their first migrant […]

Recruitment Opportunity

Posted on: August 26th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

GMRS have been approached by a number of large MSC’s who are recruiting for Team Leaders and Maritime Security Officers.   If you are currently NOT working and fit ALL the requirements below, would like to be considered for future employment and are happy that I pass your details onto the Recruiting MSC, please send CV to   Minimum 5 […]

Updated advert below:

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments point of contact   I am looking for anyone who meets the below criteria and would be interested in ad-hoc UK work, ideal for when you are between tasks. I am in the early stages and can’t be too specific but there could be a large workload and it could run for the next few […]

UK: Standby Vessel Hits Wind Farm Pile, Springs Leak

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Danish-registered standby safety vessel, OMS Pollux, collided with a pile supporting a turbine yesterday at Walney Wind Farm, off Barrow-in-Furness.  The vessel has since been leaking marine gas oil (diesel),  the UK Maritime Coast Guard Agency said yesterday. The Liverpool Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) received a call at 9:05 yesterday morning reporting that a […]

Royal Navy Orders More from BAE Systems

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

BAE Systems has been awarded a £348 million contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to construct three new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the UK Royal Navy. The new 90 metre vessels will be built at BAE Systems’ facilities in Glasgow and will provide additional capability for the Royal Navy. The ships will be […]

Poland Eyes Canal Construction to Evade Russian Waters

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Polish authorities have revived plans to build a canal in order to connect the Baltic Sea with the Vistula Lagoon and, thus, bypass Russia’s stretch of coastline. The endeavour is said to be worth EUR 209 million, and if the proposal by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure gets the green light, the construction could start […]

PVI have a requirement for the following for immediate deployment.

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Individuals must have a minimum of 5 years’ continuous service – Royal Marine (Regular)  Exit date must be within the last 3 years (2011 onwards) Military discharge papers including Testimonial are required UK Passport Clean Basic CRB Seafarers Medical Certificate (ENG1) GP letter confirming no history of psychological health issues Seaman’s Card and Discharge Book […]

NOAA Researchers Evacuated amid Hurricane Threat

Posted on: August 11th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Sailors and Marines from the US Navy’s Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) conducted an emergent recovery of 11 researchers with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Aug. 8. The purpose of the operation was to assist the researchers in retreating from […]

Exclusive: Workers Left High and Dry as GoAGT Goes Insolvent

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by tashdev No Comments

Maritime security company GoAGT Ltd, headquartered in Malta, has hit the headlines as reports on the company going insolvent raise eyebrows. The company ceased trading almost two weeks ago amid millions of outstanding salaries to its security staff who have been left at sea as their CEO is accused of abandoning a sinking ship. Employees […]