The transition of Somalia from a military dictatorship to fractional fiefdoms of military rule has contributed to the deterioration of security in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
The resulting increase in hijackings in 2008 was initially restricted to those vessels that strayed too close to land: this is now no longer the case.
Piracy has spread throughout the Indian Ocean and further afield including the South China Sea and the Gulf of Guinea.
To combat this threat, we provide experienced Counter-Piracy teams who offer 24-hour protection. We establish a security plan specific to each vessel, construct physical security measures, and train the crew in counter-piracy procedures.
We provide technical and operational security consultancy during the build planning
and design phase of new vessels. We have expertise in the technical capabilities,
design and installation of bespoke security systems such as: diver detection sonar;
high definition counter intruder radar; CCTV; infra-red and thermal imaging cameras;
biometric and radio-frequency identification for access control; deck sensors;
and external and underwater lighting.
After an initial briefing from key stakeholders within the design team, we work closely
with the construction team to provide an overview of the security options available.
We ensure that regulatory requirements and safety standards in construction,
equipment and operation are met.
With continuing security difficulties and the recent return of and increase in pirate
activity, superyacht captains, crew, managers and owners once again face difficult
operational decisions. With Kidnap and Ransom again on the rise, Veritas can provide
expert security solutions around the globe including armed protection services within
high risk areas.
"As always, Veritas are extremely professional and courteous in all aspects
of the security they provide. They really did go that extra step in ensuring
that I was fully up to speed on the current status of the piracy operations
as well as making myself, the crew and shore-based management
feel safe and secure whilst crossing this hostile stretch of water."
– Captain 60m Yacht
Our dedicated team are highly trained, professional, discreet and ready to combat the
growing threats in port and at sea. Their speciality is Counter-Piracy operations delivered
to privately owned yachts, where protecting crew, owners and reputations from international
terrorism is their business.
Veritas’ specialist Maritime Security Teams all served in the UK Special Forces (Special Boat
Service, Maritime Anti-Terrorist Units) and Royal Marine Commandos. This guarantees experience,
expertise and an innovative, cutting edge approach to security.
• Crew Training
• Owner & Guest Protective Services
• Cyber Security Audits and Consultancy
• Technical Surveillance Counter-Measures
• Security Crew Placement
• New Build Consultancy
• Armed Counter-Piracy
• Commercial Ship Security
• Security Ship Review
Drawing on our expertise in Superyacht security, we offer high quality training courses.
Professional, immersive and high-energy, they encourage team-bonding and confident
leadership. And most importantly, your crew will be security ready.
We understand the cultural diversities of a Superyacht crew, and we structure each
course to meet the needs of your yacht, owner and crew. Training might cover security
chaperone responsibilities, close protection or advanced restraint techniques. By using
realistic role-play scenarios, we’ll teach crew members skills that will remain relevant
throughout their career.
What participants receive: