Private maritime security provider AdvanFort announced that it will commence a restructuring program to implement rigid quality control for its PCASPs, meant to ensure that the company complies fully with all regulations in the maritime security industry.
According to AdvanFort, the plan includes seeking counsel from outside expert advisers; conducting third party auditing of their training and operations programs and developing an ombudsman program for the operators. The program began earlier this year and will be ongoing.
The company believes the restructuring program will help to reinforce its position as a leader in the maritime security industry. AdvanFort’s vice president Al Farajallah said, "We are working tirelessly to reinstate counter-piracy services with greater effectiveness than ever before."
Following the resignation of AdvanFort president William Watson in November 2013, the board has appointed vice chairman Al Farajallah to serve as the interim chief while a search is conducted for a new president.