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Three Ways to Deal With Pirates

Posted: 28th Oct 2013

Written by: Jo Morgan

Piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden have fallen dramatically, but this is no reason to become complacent. Jo Morgan shares her personal experience of three very different approaches to security onboard. Read More

Flame Retardancy...Who Needs It?

Posted: 31st Jul 2013

Written by: Flamescreen Limited

Being aboard a superyacht is a dream come true for many of us. But what if the dream turned into a nightmare and fire broke out aboard? You don't have to be at sea for fire to turn into a major disaster - it can happen in a port a... Read More

What to Consider When Selecting a Security Company

Posted: 9th Jul 2013

Written by: Corey Ranslem

Maritime security threats are ever-changing and affect vessels of all types, including large yachts. Attacks are no longer confined... Read More

Private Security: A Race to the Bottom?

Posted: 16th Jun 2013

Written by: OnboardOnline

The private maritime security industry has been in a state of flux for years. It has grown exponentially, rising to meet the needs of a moment but growing well beyond the actual threats represented by piracy off East Africa. It ha... Read More

Deterring Piracy in West Africa: Why the East African Model is Ineffective

Posted: 7th Mar 2013

Written by: John Holden

The contributory factors that have led to a sharp fall in piracy in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden are well known: greater take-up of BMP4 (Best Management Practices Version 4), increased and more effective naval presence (eith... Read More

C-LEVEL Maritime Risks Weekly Update: Feb. 25

Posted: 25th Feb 2013

Written by: Michael G. Frodl

Implications for armed security in West Africa tied up in a Nigerian case involving Russians and a "floating armory," and continued volatility at the Suez Canal. Read More

C-LEVEL Maritime Risks Weekly Update: Feb. 19

Posted: 19th Feb 2013

Written by: Michael G. Frodl

This week's security news roundup covers the trouble around the Suez Canal, continued speculation over U.S. budget talks and the one year anniversary of the Enrica Lexie incident. Read More

Serious Allergy Suffered On Board

Posted: 15th Feb 2013

Written by: Dr. David Irons

Serious allergies have been shown to be on the increase. When we talk about 'serious', we mean something which may be or is life-threatening (usually rapidly in most cases although there are rarer, different, slow-developing aller... Read More

C-LEVEL Maritime Risks Weekly News Summary: Feb. 12

Posted: 12th Feb 2013

Written by: Michael G. Frodl

An analysis on how the U.S. budget talks could affect the naval presence around the Horn of Africa. The looming risk of the Pentagon having to significantly cut its budget for the next 10 years has prompted the U.S. Department of ... Read More

QuinSec Technology: An alternative approach to maritime security

Posted: 11th Jan 2013

Written by: John Holden

The maritime security industry is still relatively new, and was born from the need to protect mariners on board commercial ships, transiting what is known today as the High-Risk Area (HRA), where piracy has become a significant pr... Read More

Piracy and Armed Security

Posted: 8th Jan 2013

Written by: Daniel Shea

As piracy off the coast of Somalia has increased, so has the number of private maritime security companies in operation – expanding nearly fourfold since 2008. However, there is almost no regulation of the industry, and stories o... Read More


Posted: 7th Jan 2013

Written by: Dr. David Irons

Dr. David Irons, a director at Ocean Medical, is a general practitioner and emergency medicine doctor with a special interest in remote medicine. He has also been teaching MCA/STCW95 medical courses since 1994. Here he discusses t... Read More


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