• Maritime Security in the Middle East - April to August 2019

    Posted: 23rd August 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

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    Traveling the seas is an incredible way to see the world but it comes with a unique set of challenges and potential security risks. For travel risk managers and captains planning a trip to the Middle East, Securewest has provided an overview on maritime security in the region from April to August 2019.
  • Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019

    Posted: 3rd June 2019 | Written by: Securewest International

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    This maritime security report provides a summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region. This assessment is based on relevant information currently available to Securewest International at the date of issue and represents our best judgment concerning the operational environment.
  • Mediterranean Migrant Update: April 2017

    Posted: 28th April 2017 | Written by: Securewest International

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    As we approach the start of the Mediterranean yachting season, it is important to be aware of the latest information concerning the migrant and refugee crisis to enable you to plan ahead. The Mediterranean Sea remains the main gateway to Europe for people escaping the economic and political turmoil of the Middle East and Africa, with thousands of people still crossing each month.
  • Basic Weapons Familiarization for Yacht Crew?

    Posted: 24th June 2016 | Written by: Shawn Engbrecht

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    After several reports of ISIS operatives finding their way onto migrant boats, the question of basic weapons familiarization for crew has been doing the rounds. In the unlikely event of such an encounter it might be useful to know how to make a firearm 'safe' but, as you'd expect, the reactons on social media in the USA and the Med have been quite different.
  • Mediterranean Migrant Crisis - Planning Ahead

    Posted: 22nd May 2016 | Written by: Wayne Britton & David Summerfield - Securewest

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    The migrant issue is not a new one, nor confined to the Mediterranean, but recent events have highlighted the importance of preparing for such eventualities if cruising in areas where migrants might be encountered and your vessel becomes involved.
  • Personal Safety Ashore - Aide Memoire

    Posted: 1st April 2016 | Written by: Securewest International

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    In light of the increased number of terrorist attacks upon civilians, Securewest International has produced an aide memoire based on incident response procedures, offering practical advice on how to protect yourself if you are caught in the midst of a terror attack, civil unrest, organised or opportunistic crime.
  • Safe Travel in the Age of Small Terror

    Posted: 10th February 2016 | Written by: Captain Rod Hatch

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    The USA has not always been in a rush to ratify international treaties, with MLC 2006 and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea being outstanding examples. However, the USA pushed the ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security) through the IMO in 18 months. Subsequent to the 9/11 attack by hijacked aircraft, the US objective was to protect themselves from a similar attack by sea.
  • Is Shipping Underestimating the Impacts of Cyber Risks?

    Posted: 11th December 2015 | Written by: SAMI

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    Potential cyber-attacks have risen to become the third biggest risk for UK businesses, according to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2015. This is a pattern which is repeated across other nations, and while fear of cyber-attack is rising, many firms are still reportedly underestimating the impacts of cyber risks.
  • Drones: A Vision of the Future

    Posted: 25th September 2015 | Written by: Shawn Engbrecht, Cass Global Security

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    The arrival of commercial drones has been something of an understated affair. When used in a maritime configuration, drones are one of the most powerful security tools available, especially when fitted with real time video capability with low light capacity. What is NOT being debated is the game changing applications of the technology and how this will affect the yachting industry.
  • Global Trafficking - Letter to US Secretary of State from HRAS

    Posted: 1st September 2015 | Written by: Darren Winter

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    Human Rights at Sea, alongside 25 international NGOs, have jointly submitted a letter to the US Secretary of State, The Honourable John F. Kerry concerning the on-going issues of slavery and abuse at sea and abuse of human rights in Thailand that have resulted in Thailand retaining a Tier 3 rating.
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