AdvanFort’s Adds Security Platform

Press Release
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Photo: AdvanFort

AdvanFort added a new ocean platform, the SG Arizona, to complete its pre-deployed offshore support vessel (OSV) network in the piracy High Risk Area (HRA) in and around the Gulf of Aden. “Named after the last of this country’s 48 contiguous states, our Arizona brings to its logical completion a market-driven remedy for those seeking the most secure transit in what is still one of the world’s most dangerous maritime regions,” said AdvanFort President William H. Watson. “By calling it the Arizona, we also honor those on the USS Arizona who perished defending our country.”

The OSV fleet, part of its Seaman Guard subsidiary and composed of long-endurance vessels, has created the AdvanFort Secure Corridor positioned on the commercial shipping lanes in and about pirate-infested water in the Red Sea, the Somali Basin, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean.

The AdvanFort Secure Corridor has been an advantage for all ship owners and operators where it prevents:
- Route changes
- Delays
- Unscheduled stops

Offering client-focused solutions rather than competitors’ promises, AdvanFort understands the frustration that ship owners and operators are often forced go through when getting others’ security teams on board.

Using route-specific intelligence assessments together with strategically-deployed operator support vessels, AdvanFort prides itself on being the company that waits for its clients rather than them being forced to wait—as they do for AdvanFort competitors—for the maritime security leader. This does not only help AdvanFort manage its costs and pass the savings to its clients, but also helps it take control of delivery, ensuring that its teams are ready well in advance for embarkations and disembarkations.

Critical to strengthening our position in the industry and providing AdvanFort with an edge to be more flexible in terms of mobilizing assets in HRAs is the role that is played by the OSV vessels. Seaman Guard’s Arizona (formerly the Alex Challenger), with an endurance of 45 days at full capacity, is just its most recent acquisition.

The ARIZONA joins Seaman Guard’s other pre-deployed vessels—the SG OHIO, the SG Texas, the SG Alaska, and the SG Virginia—in providing an armed security surface escort that bolsters AdvanFort’s highly-effective efforts to protect vulnerable maritime assets.

www.advanfort.com
 

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