Malagasy Navy Undergoes Antipiracy Training

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Monday, December 02, 2013

Global business risk consultancy Drum Cussac Ltd. delivered an antipiracy training program for the Malagasy Navy at the Naval Base in Diego Suarez, Madagascar. It is the first time that a private company has been permitted to partner with the Malagasy Navy.

A team of Drum Cussac’s skilled and experienced risk management consultants worked closely with thirty Malagasy Naval personnel to enhance the Navy’s anti-piracy capability when operating in an offshore environment.

Although reported cases of offshore security incidents in East Africa have fallen recently, the rapid development of Madagascar’s offshore oil and gas industry has led to a growing need for more robust security in the region.

U.K.-headquartered Drum Cussac provides risk mitigation and security solutions for the oil and gas, energy, maritime and logistics sectors. The company is well-placed to work with the Malagasy Navy based on the strength of its experience in helping organizations address the multiple challenges faced when operating in complex regions where threats from piracy and criminality exist on a daily basis.

“Our training helps build credible and professional security teams that are capable of conducting anti-piracy and security duties generally,” said Andrew Nicholson, Director Offshore at Drum Cussac. “The training will assist the Malagasy Navy in providing a secure environment for the region’s offshore oil and gas sector. We have worked closely with the Malagasy authorities, agencies and regulators over a 12-month period and we hope to continue this relationship by delivering further projects in the region.”

General de Brigade Rabeharindranto, Director of Defense for the Malagasy Military, added, “This was pragmatic training delivered by Drum Cussac and has given our men additional knowledge and skills to conduct anti-piracy operations.”

Drum Cussac works alongside the oil and gas industry and foreign governments in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific to create local capabilities that establish an environment in which companies can operate safely. The company has built a deep understanding of the need for proportionate security and risk mitigation measures to secure its customers’ people, assets, reputation and profitability. It currently supports African operations in Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar and the Mozambique Channel.

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