About us

Completed projects

Here you will find a short description of some of our latest completed projects (2012-2016).

Gulf of Guinea – Onboard security advisors; 2008 – ongoing
Since our first offshore job (a seismic vessel) in Nigeria in 2008, we have completed many successful assignments for offshore, subsea and seismic clients working off the coasts of most countries on the Gulf. 

Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean vessel protection; 2010 – ongoing
Together with our UK-based partners, we deliver ship protection in all phases: ship security audits and plans, crew training, physically hardening of a ship in preparation for transits or work in high-risk areas - as well as provision of armed security teams. Our written Standing Operating Procedures are fully compliant with Anti Piracy Best Management Practices and international law. Our ship support services are backed up by comprehensive insurance. Offshore and seismic vessels are our core competencies.

Piracy Specific Ship Security Audits (PSSA), since 2008
We support clients operating in high risk areas with Piracy Specific Ship Security Audits (PSSA), which are assessment of vessel vulnerabilities and a ship hardening plan. Deliverables also include a security materials list.

Security risk briefing, Palermo, Italy, Jan 2017 
Onboard vessel bound for long-term operations in the high risk area in the Indian Ocean.

Libya and The Mediterranean, Dec 2016
Risk assessment for a survey company planning operations in the Mediterranean, near Libya.

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Dec 2016
Supervised implementation of anti-piracy measures onboard a ship bound for work in a piracy high-risk area.

Las Palmas, Gran Canary, Nov 2016
Implementation of anti-piracy measures onboard a ship bound for work in a piracy high-risk area.

Security incident maps for arbitration, Nov 2016
Owner and charterers often argue over who is to blame when something goes wrong. We have on several occasions made expert witness statements and reports in conjunction with arbitration. This is our latest, on a hijacking in the Indian Ocean in 2011.

Yemen threat assessment, Oct 2016
For subsea operator planning operations here. Included letter to the crew manning the vessel, truthfully outlining the risks and how these risks would me managed.

Security due diligence questionnaire, Sep 2016
In a competitive market offshore vessel owners sometimes find it difficult to ask oil companies for security documentation before deploying to a high risk area, such as the Niger Delta. We have on several occasions helped owners draft security due diligence questionnaires aimed at helping them (and their crew, next-of-kin, insurers, shareholders) ensure that their vessel is well protected. The objective of the questionnaire is to obtain proof of security awareness and preparedness by our clients’ customers, thus minimising the risk of material loss and serious personal injury. 

Mauritania, Aug 2016
Threat and mitigation cost assessment for vessel owner bidding on a contract for offshore work off the West African nation.

Valetta, Malta, Aug 2016
Supervised implementation of anti-piracy measures onboard a ship bound for work in a piracy high-risk area.

West Africa, July 2016
Onshore/port security assessment for ship manager wishing to carry our crew changes in selected African locations.

Niger Delta support and advice, July 2016
Assisted vessel owner concerned about security for his vessel alongside in Port Harcourt. We advised and mobilised a local security detachment with our Nigerian partner.

Exploratory Mission in preparation of an Election Observation Mission in Ghana – Jun 2016
Fact-finding mission to Ghana to assess safety and security requirements for a possible European Union Election Observation Mission.

Security risk assessment & PSSA, Indian Ocean - May 2016
We provided an offshore vessel owner with a security risk assessment and a piracy specific ship security audit in preparation for long-term operation in the Indian Ocean.

Security risk assessment, Indian Ocean - Apr 2016
For an offshore vessel owner, in preparation for a transit through the Indian Ocean.

Security risk assessment, Colombia - Apr 2016
We helped an offshore vessel owner understand the risks of operating and changing crew in Colombia.

Security due diligence questionnaire - Apr 2016
We provided a security due diligence questionnaire to an offshore vessel owner, to help them evaluate the quality of their client's security plan.

Security costs estimate, Nigeria - Mar 2016
We supported an offshore vessel owner estimate the security costs of operating off Nigeria.

Risk assessment, Iran - Feb 2016
We provided a tanker owner with a risk assessment outlining safety, security and legal issues with regards to port calls in Iran.

Security risk assessment & PSSA, Oyo field, Nigeria - Jan 2016
We provided an offshore vessel owner with a security risk assessment and piracy specific ship security audit in preparation for operation at Oyo field, Nigeria.

Security briefing & inspection, Nigeria - Jan 2016
We briefed the crew of an offshore vessel, and inspected the vessel prior to departure for operation in Nigeria.

Verification of a piracy specific ship security audit, security plan and ship hardening, Aje field, Nigeria - Dec 2016
For an offshore vessel owner.

Travel risk assessment, Angola - Dec 2015
We helped an offshore vessel owner understanding the risks of travelling to Angola.

Security risk assessment, Agbami Field, Nigeria - Nov 2015
Provision of a security risk assessment to an offshore vessel owner operating at Agbami Field.

Emergency preparedness advisors, Libya - Nov 2015
Onboard an offshore vessel operating in Libyan waters.

Security Risk Assessment, Libya - Oct 2015
We supported a tanker owner with an assessment of the risks associated to trading in Libyan ports.

Commentary on security risks, Congo - Oct 2015
In support of a crew change in Pointe-Noire.

Maritime security update, Nigeria - Oct 2015
For an offshore vessel owner working at an oil field off the coast of the Niger Delta.

Commentary on the security situation in the Indian Ocean - Oct 2015
We provided comments on the evolution of security threats in the Indian Ocean for a tanker owner.

Security risk assessment, Equatorial Guinea - Sept 2015
For an offshore vessel owner.

IMB International Meeting on Global Piracy, Armed Robbery and Maritime Security, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  - Sep 2015
CEO Arild Nodland gave a presentation on current challenges in the Gulf of Guinea to an audience of delegates from the governments, police, coast guards and navies and from the industry.   

Security risk assessment, Libya - Sep 2015
For a subsea company.

Security update, Nigeria – Sep 2015
We supported a company's towing operations by providing them with an update on the security situation in Nigerian waters.

Security risk assessment and security plan, Indian Ocean – Aug 2015
Provision of risk assessment and of security plan for a supply vessel owner transiting in the Indian Ocean. 

Security risk assessment, operations in and travels to Egypt – Aug 2015
We provided a seismic company with a briefing to support decision-making at board level.

Security risk assessment update, Gabon – Aug 2015
Risk assessment covering operations and crew changes for an offshore vessel owner.

Verification of security plan, oil field in Nigeria – Jul 2015
We supported an offshore vessel owner in their due diligence efforts by reviewing the security plan provided by their client, and verifying the presence of adequate resources to carry out that plan.

Security support, Venezuela – Jul 2015
We helped an offshore vessel owner understanding the security situation in Venezuela.

Exploratory Mission in preparation of an Election Observation Mission in Tanzania – Jun 2015
Fact-finding mission in Tanzania to assess the security requirements for an Election Observation Mission for the European Union.

Security risk assessment, Ofon field in Nigeria – May 2015
For an offshore vessel owner.

Security overview, Libya – May 2015
We provided a subsea company with an overview of the security situation offshore Libya.

Security risk assessment, Bonny, Nigeria – Apr 2015
For a heavy transport vessel owner.

Verification of a Piracy Specific Ship Security Audit – Mar 2015
For an offshore vessel owner.

Security risk assessment, Libya – Mar 2015
We assisted a tanker owner assess the risk associated with trading in Libyan ports. 

Security risk assessment, Abo field, Nigeria – Mar 2015
For an offshore vessel owner.

Security monitoring, Egypt – Feb 2015
We monitored the security situation in Egypt for a seismic company.

Security risk assessment, Ghana – Feb 2015
For a subsea company.

Security risk assessment & information letter to the crew, Egypt – Jan 2015
We wrote an information letter to the crew of a research vessel, to explain our findings concerning the security risks associated with operating in Egypt.

Security risk assessment, crew change in Douala – Dec 2014
For an offshore vessel owner.

Travel risk assessment, Benin City, Nigeria – Nov 2014
For a subsea company.

Security risk assessment and verification of security plan, oil field, Nigeria - Oct 2014
We provided a subsea vessel owner with a full assessment of the security risks linked to their operations, including crew changes. We also revised existing security plans and verified the presence of resources in place to mitigate security risk, all part of our client’s due diligence for new assignments.

Security risk assessment, PSSA report and crew briefing, Nigeria – Oct 2014
A supply vessel owner required a study of the security risks associated with operating in the waters of Nigeria. We also provided him with a piracy specific ship security audit and report for his vessel and briefed the crew prior to deployment.

Travel security reports for seven African countries, including Egypt, Cameroon and Angola – Sept 2014
We helped a newly established engineering firm with travel security reports and advice for Egypt, Cameroon, Angola, Ghana, Gabon, Congo and Nigeria.

Security risk assessment, crew change at Pointe Noire, Congo – June 2014
For a supply vessel owner.

Security risk assessment and review of security plan, Indian Ocean – June 2014
Provision of risk assessments and review of security plans for chemical/oil product tankers trading in the Indian Ocean.

Daily piracy updates – Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea; 2011 – 2014
Delivery of daily (365 days a year) piracy reports and maps on the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean for a large Hong Kong-based ship management company

Security risk assessment and verification of security plans, Abo and Oyo fields, Nigeria; Apr-May 2014
A subsea vessel owner required a full study of the security risks associated with operations here and asked us to quality assure all security documentation provided by the field owner and lead contractor.

Provision of onboard advisors – Ivory Coast and Ghana – Nov 2013 – Mar 2014
Provision of onboard security advisors for seismic client. Prior to their deployment we made an area risk assessment and carried out a ship security audit and plan. Our advisor embarked well ahead of project commencement in Las Palmas and Pointe Noire respectively.

Expert witness reports – Arbitration, United Kingdom – 2012 – ongoing
We have on numerous occasions provided law firms, P&I Clubs and lead underwriters with our best advice on what were reasonable courses of action taken by their clients/members

War risk maps 2011 – 2014
Visual representation of Lloyds Joint War Committee's Listed Areas. For marine war risk insurer. Made using Jeppesen C-Map nautical charts.

Security risk assessments – Ghana, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea – November 2013
For a seismic company in support of its pre-bid and feasibility study

Security risk assessment, on and offshore, including crew change risks – Ghana, and info letter to crew & next-of-kin – September 2013
For subsea company in preparation of one of their its first assignments in the Gulf of Guinea

Safety and security risk assessment – Kosovo – August 2013
For the European Union's External Action Service in preparation for its election observation mission

Provision of onboard advisors – off Nigeria – Jan-Feb 2013
Our customer wanted two maritime security officers onboard their ship working off the Niger Delta so that the captain and his crew could concentrate on their core tasks. We joined the ship in Las Palmas to prepare the ship for entry into Nigeria and stayed with it until the assignment was completed.

Intelligence workshop for oil and gas companies – Accra, Ghana – January 2013
CEO Arild Nodland was tasked by an international conference organiser to teach oil and gas security staff the basic concepts of intelligence operations.

Revision of security plans – Oil field off Nigeria – December 2012
We were tasked by an oil service company to quality assure security plans for the field where they were going to operate prior to their accepting the assignment.

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