Somalia’s northern coastline lies on the Gulf of Aden, one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. An estimated 23,000 ships a year transited these waters accessing the vital link to Europe through the Suez Canal. However, the voyage through these seas presented an increasingly perilous risk of attack by Somali based pirates.
Got a contract working overseas and don’t know where to start with obtaining and maintaining Non-Residency and SED (Seafarers Earning Deductions)?
Over the past few years we have seen many incidents of cyber-attacks in the maritime and offshore oil and gas sectors including the tilting of oil rigs, malware riddled platforms and even port facilities industrial controls systems being hacked. Despite these incidents there seems to be a distinct lack of awareness throughout organisations.
Obtaining & Maintaining Non Residency and SED (Seafarers Earning Deductions) New to the industry, got a contract working overseas and don’t know where to start? NON RESIDENCY You may have decided that a land-based career overseas is the one for you. There are many companies who are hiring sub-contractors to work for them […]
A day in the Life – Maritime Security The word on the high seas is that the first modern day Somali Pirates were in fact the Somali Coastguard. With Chinese, Spanish and Italian fishing fleets invading the waters off Somalia and fishing them almost dry of Tuna it was inevitable that the local population […]
Why did you want to get involved with maritime security?
“Basically, I love adventure I wanted to see more of the world. I had served in Afghanistan and Iraq and didn’t want to miss out on seeing Africa as well”.
Changing Tides Evolution of Gulf of Aden piracy, a personal insight: About three and a half years ago, I decided that while I was fit enough, young enough and still daft enough, I was going to buck the pension trap and have a career change. I had, for some time, harboured a wish […]
Working in the Maritime Security (MARSEC) Industry By Kevin ‘Knocker’ Whyte Maritime Security has become the new ‘Must Enter’ sector of the security industry, with long established MARSEC companies and new start-ups alike, picking up manpower intensive contracts to provide Armed and Unarmed security services on board vessels transiting High Risk areas, such as the Gulf […]