Secure Waters CEO Speaks on Anti-Piracy

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Corey Ranslem, Chief Executive Officer of Secure Waters LLC, was invited to speak on the innovative approaches required to protect ships from the dangerous and growing trend of piracy in international waters.

The international conference, Trends in Passenger Transportation Security: How Prepared are We for More Attacks?, will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in San Francisco, Calif.

“Security companies worldwide are rushing to the Gulf of Aden, off the coast of Somalia, to put armed teams on cargo vessels. This approach is very costly, may put ships’ crews and special operations personnel unnecessarily at risk, and does not always mitigate attacks,” commented Corey D. Ranslem, chief executive officer of Secure Waters LLC, a North Miami Beach-based maritime security company.

The conference, sponsored by ASIS International, is being held to examine passenger security throughout various modes of transportation.  Pirate attacks on cargo vessels have increased 100% over last year.  The number of attacks against mega-yachts worldwide is also increasing at alarming rates. 

The level of force used by pirates and robbers has escalated to a situation in which rocket-propelled grenades and automatic weapons are commonplace. Crew members are being held hostage—and in some instances killed. Ranslem was invited to address how ships should approach maritime security in an increasingly dangerous environment.

“Ships should invest in a proactive, risk-based approach that first and foremost accurately identifies the true threats and vulnerabilities mega-yachts, cargo and cruise ships face,” said Ranslem. “The best solutions come from customized strategic plans that combine the use of special operations personnel and technology, which only experienced and specialized security companies can provide.”

Secure Waters LLC provides a variety of security services including maritime security planning and consulting, threat/risk-based analysis, security training, security staffing, electronic security systems and special operations personnel. The company was founded in March 2005 and is based in North Miami Beach, Fla., with offices in Virginia and California.

(www.securewaters.com)

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter May 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Maritime Security

CBP, AMO Unveils New Interceptor Vessel

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) and SAFE Boat International celebrated the unveiling of AMO’s newest coastal interceptor vessel (CIV) Thursday.

SAFE Boats Delivers First CIV for Air and Marine Operations

SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Wash., has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.

Aquino: China Breaks South China Sea Deal

Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday accused China of breaking a U.S.-brokered deal between the two nations on the Scarborough Shoal, an uninhabited rocky outcrop in the South China Sea.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0668 sec (15 req/sec)