"...our operatives have a comprehensive understanding of the piracy threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean..."

Maritime Security

Our core strength is the quality of our personnel, Voyaco Risk’s recruitment and selection policy ensures all our maritime security operatives have military experience in the British Armed Forces.

All of our operatives have a comprehensive understanding of the piracy threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean; we keep up to date with the most recent industry initiatives and advice and ensure that we maintain a clear understanding of the Best Management Practises as endorsed by the IMO.

Voyaco Risk MSOs all have the following qualifications:

  • Seaman’s Card
  • Seafarer’s Medical ENG1
  • STCW 95
  • ISPS Ships Security Officer (SSO)
  • Evidence of former military experience
  • Criminal Records Bureau Checked
  • Merchant Marine Trained

By holding ourselves to these high standards our clients can be completely confident that the security personnel deployed on their ship not only understand what life is like aboard a merchant ship but are also suitably trained and qualified.

When deployed, our security teams are supported by our operational management mechanisms which allow for an effective communication and command structure to function. Operatives liaise directly with our operations department in the UK in order to achieve effective record keeping, receive up to date intelligence and issue regular reports to client offices.

Security Plan

Each security plan produced by Voyaco Risk is specifically tailored to your individual needs and can provide:

  • Suitably qualified security operatives
  • Teams with modern weapons systems
  • Embedded teams
  • Effective night sights and day optics
  • Advice on vessel hardening and Class compliance
  • Crew training and citadel drills
  • Effective reporting
  • Advice on reporting to and liaising with UKMTO
  • Regular intelligence reports from EUNAVFOR

When undertaking to provide security support to a company, we offer independent advice to ensure that vessels and their crew are fully equipped, trained and prepared for each transit. Effective maritime Security plans should adopt a multi-layered approach.

This is why we recognise the deployment of armed or unarmed security personnel have to be considered within the context of the overall security strategy, vessel hardening and contingency planning.  Not only do we offer support to ship operators in formulating this type of multifaceted security solution but we also understand the need for commercially sensitive solutions that take account of the various interested parties involved in each transit.

Further Information

Security is a paramount concern for any company. If you would like to discuss what you have read here or would like further information, please contact: