Maritime Security

Maritime Security
 YCM, through our affiliate can assist all Super yachts in developing strategic and operational security plans, to mitigate risks associated with cruising around the world including piracy, terrorism and crime.    While piracy is a universally recognized problem, terrorist activity in the Mediterranean is also a concern as is petty crime in the Caribbean.
A maritime security plan sets out the security measures and procedures to be implemented, at each maritime security level, to safeguard against acts of unlawful interference with the vessel.

We provide a security and vulnerability assessment that identifies and describes the main security threat to the vessel.

Vulnerability assessment that includes:

•  Identification of possible threats to the yacht, crew and guests (Risk Assessment)
•  Identification of weaknesses, including human factors onboard
•  Identification, selection and prioritization of measures to mitigate vulnerabilities
•  Identification of necessary changes in the yacht procedures, etc. in order to reduce the vulnerability

Based on vulnerability assessment, we prepare and implement security and contingency plans.
That includes:

•  Expert consultation and training to guide crew and change mindsets and behaviors regarding security and contingency procedures
•  Targeted interventions to ensure lasting change, building on security management priorities
•  An intelligence report detailing critical global maritime security issues with commentary by leading experts on the current security landscape
•  A Risk Management approach to assist management to understand the implications of security results and seize opportunities for improvement, and build a recognized organizational strength


YCM, through our affiliate, can provide professional maritime armed security guards to the yachting industry. Protection of your crew and vessel is a necessity when travelling thru high-risk areas like the Gulf of Aden.

A Secure working environment/living facility in risk areas should be implemented for any staff that could be at risk.
YCM provides several protection solutions special designed for your requirements, incl. armed security teams.
We are capable of placing maritime security teams anywhere in the world within a very short time frame.

YCM brings together state of the art technology and a highly professional, certified staff with the depth of knowledge and experience needed to provide and maintain the most advanced and reliable maritime security tailored to the needs of each respective yacht owner or captain.

All YCM Maritime Security Teams know the specifics of ship security, vessel structures, layout, ISPS, navigation lighting and collision avoidance regulations and is well prepared to defend a vessel from attack.

Our security teams have proven operational experience in the use of a variety of defensive and offensive techniques, ranging from hostile environments such as; Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.

Key competencies include:

•  Ensuring protective measures on-board
•  Supporting crew in high-risk waters
•  Familiar with the maritime working environment
•  Security related navigation skills
•  Boarding and defensive operations
•  Security and safety drills
•  Knowledge of the ISPS Code and Standards
•  The ability to train and mentor crews
•  Best Management Practice (BMP) implementation
•  Maritime Security Operative (MSO 8269) Qualification

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