AG Global Strategies
Maritime Security Services
Professional maritime security planning and advice, ensuring maritime safety and security throughout seafaring journeys and port visits.
Maritime Security Planning & Advice
GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY SERVICES
MARITIME SHIPPING SECURITY
SHIP SECURITY OFFICER
CREW SAFETY & SECURITY
GLOBAL MARITIME SECURITY SERVICES
AG Global Strategies is a market-leading provider of integrated security solutions, maritime security services and anti-piracy operations. With extensive vessel protection experience protecting vessels for some of the worlds’ largest shipping companies. As an established maritime security provider, AG Global Strategies can offer shipping and offshore clients comprehensive solutions to protect their people, assets and reputation, against local and strategic risks. We appreciate the commercial and operational realities that our clients face, as such, we remain involved at every stage of the project in order to provide effective security and risk mitigation, from 'corporate-level' to 'team member'.
Modern-day piracy and other ongoing threats made by terrorist and criminal organisations present complex security challenges for many of our maritime clients around the globe. In an ever-changing world, the safety of our clients at home and abroad is paramount and security must be addressed. As experts in global security solutions, risk management, security technology and maritime security services, AG Global Strategies can provide an extensive range of specialist security services for our maritime clients. Services include; maritime risk management, comprehensive assessments, surveys, planning, advice, technical support, training and a full range of professional maritime security services to assist our clients in managing risk and safeguarding their personnel, vessels, critical infrastructure and operations.
We are an organisation committed to setting the highest of industry standards across each of our divisions and we are proud of our maritime operational excellence and our professional reputation. We have the knowledge to provide commercially viable maritime security solutions for our client's vessels and platforms, operating in some of the most challenging and dangerous waters in the world.
We are well-versed in how to navigate the regulatory standards and intricacies associated with the security of maritime assets and activities, from conception through to implementation, compliance and safety are at the forefront of all our operations. The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is an essential maritime regulation for the safety and security of ships, ports, cargo and crew. Our experience and expertise allows us to consistently operate to the highest of regulatory and professional standards, to effectively deliver the best services possible, safeguarding our clients around the globe.
MARITIME SHIP SECURITY PLAN
MARITIME VOYAGE PLANNING
We assist and support maritime businesses and private clients through planning and advisory services, regarding all aspects of maritime security. We develop a strategic and operational security plan to mitigate risks associated with all maritime activity, including, transiting, shipping and port operations around the world.
Our maritime security plan objective is to set out the security measures and procedures to be implemented at each maritime security level. Safeguarding our clients against acts of unlawful interference with maritime vessels, operations, or offshore facilities. This is used in conjunction with a maritime security and vulnerability assessment that identifies and describes the main security threats to these vessels and port facilities.
Based on observations and results from our ship security assessment, our maritime security consultants and company security officers develop and provide the ship’s security plan. This plays an important role in ensuring the security of each ship. Additionally, using the data acquired from a ship security assessment we advise on various threats that are likely to be encountered. This, in turn, would further aid the decision-making process, regarding all aspects of the ships security level.
Voyage planning and preparation requires professional maritime security practices to be considered, to mitigate exposure and risks from piracy, terrorism, theft, smuggling, stowaway and other criminal activities, if these are to be eliminated.
We provide up to date intelligence reports in support of the ship’s master, during the preparation of transits and assessing passage risk, including any known current threats to shipping, or other operational activity.
We coordinate with shipboard personnel and port authorities, to carry out all ship operations with the utmost security and ensure that the ship security equipment is properly operated, tested, calibrated, and maintained.
Our consultants and maritime security officers asses the specific type of vessel and the present situation thoroughly. Depending on this information, our consultants formulate comprehensive plans, taking into account all required security measures related to handling of cargo, engine room operations, the ship’s stores and other critical areas of responsibility.
MARITIME VESSEL PROTECTION
Our maritime security consultants are able to assess the security requirement of each vessel and plan the implementation of security, based on these assessments. The planning process and implementation of the required security can be effectively directed and efficiently organised by our teams, ensuring the required level of security is managed correctly. Including, vessel security teams, security measures and procedure.
Each of our maritime security officers and teams, deployed as part of this security plan is fully briefed to ensure continuity. They are then tasked with the implementation and continuation of the security plan and prepared to take immediate responsibility for the vessel's security.
Our highly qualified maritime security teams are experts in maritime security operations and are qualified to conduct independent security inspections, propose modifications and adapt each security plan if necessary.
In more complex maritime environments, a security plan can be adapted to raise and lower the level of security, to include armed security support and embarked embedded security personnel at strategic locations, to ensure each vessel can continue with the correct level of security at all times.
We provide up to date intelligence reports in support of the ship’s master, in planning and preparation of transits, assessing passage risk and including any known current threats in the area of operations.
Our intelligence reporting, supplements all security assessments and planning, to ensure a strong foundation in the general security strategy and daily operations before and during transit.
Our maritime intelligence vessel tracking and on-board security teams are supported 24/7 by our experienced operations, intelligence and crisis management teams, as well as by innovative technology, monitoring our client's vessels around the world and are updated with relevant local and global threats reports.
We provide planning and advice to include maritime security crew training, to enhance security awareness and vigilance in staff and ship personnel. Awarenesses of professional maritime security practices are required by all crew if the exposure and risks from piracy, terrorism, theft, smuggling, stowaway and other criminal activities are to be eliminated.
Training can be provided to include, anti-piracy drills and scenario training, vessel hardening measures, best management practice and escalation of force procedures. Advice and training can extend to on-shore security, traveller awareness training and best practices when the crew are in any given country, making them fully aware of personal safety measures.
The aim of all crew training is to improve overall safety and security and to guide all crew by teaching ways to enhance the ships security. Including, security awareness and vigilance and to ensure that the ship’s crew is properly trained to maintain a high-level of security onboard at all times.
We conduct pre-journey and on-shore protection planning for each stage of travel and when a significant on-shore presence is required. This is to be included in an overall security plan, taking into account all client and crew travel and movement, to mitigate risk against localised and regional threats.
We deploy our experienced risk management professionals to review hotels, apartments, offices, warehouses, transfer locations and transport links. Our assessments include journey management, evacuation and security procedures, to make recommendations to reduce risk to all clients and crew.
Each stage of travel and potential on-shore movement is assessed, planned for and advice provided, from in-country security to situational advice, risk analysis and monitoring services.