What is the state of our industry? Where are we headed? What are the emerging trends? Take a peek behind the curtain of the Close Protection Industry.
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.
When someone asks, “what do you do for a living”? Do you say, I’m a “Bodyguard” or you’re an Executive Protection Specialist? What’s in a name?
When considering traveling with weapons you need to ask yourself some simple questions to first ascertain the viability of working armed in a given country. If you are traveling internationally the chances are you will not be able to take firearms with you due to the laws in the country you are visiting, which you need to check before traveling. This can be a long and difficult process and will also put yourself and your project on the radar of the country you’re visiting before you even get there.