Monthly Archives: December 2017

Weekly Maritime Security Report

20th Dec 2017
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE login Bangladesh: Criminals board barge in Nidania 16 December An unknown number of robbers boarded a barge under tow around 14 nm west of Nidania, Cox Bazar at 1450 hrs local time. The assailants stole unspecified property from the vessel and fled. All crew were reported safe. Further details on the incident were not provided. PGI… Read More

Exclusive Somalia and Yemen Update 8 December 2017

13th Dec 2017
Somalia/Yemen: Volatile onshore security conditions, troop withdrawal to fuel piracy attacks – 8 December 2017 The increased threat of piracy off Somalia and Yemen since the Aris 13 hijacking in March is set to continue due to heightened insecurity in the High Risk Area (HRA).   Pirates have expanded their range of operation, frequency of attacks and acquired more powerful weapons throughout 2017, indicative of the evolving threat in the region.   Pirate groups will likely continue to exploit insecurity in Somalia and the reduced international naval presence in the HRA for the foreseeable future, increasing the risk to international shipping in the region.   Reports of pirate activity in the HRA region have increased by more than five times over the past 12… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

12th Dec 2017
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here to register for your free login Yemen: Gunmen attack vessel off Hodeidah 7 December Two skiffs with armed men on board attacked a merchant vessel 20 nm southwest of Hodeidah in the southern Red Sea. No further details of the attack were immediately disclosed, although the Dubai-based UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) centre issued a warning to other vessels in the… Read More

Weekly Maritime Security Report

6th Dec 2017
PGI Risk Portal Business performance relies on a good understanding of the environments in which you operate, invest, and travel. Information and targeted analysis provide companies with the necessary insights to ensure business continuity and the safety of their assets and staff. The PGI Risk Portal provides subscribers with up-to-date information and analysis on geo-political events, maritime security incidents and business-relevant threats worldwide. Click here now to register for your FREE login Philippines: Robbers steal life rafts from container vessel at Manila 4 December Duty crew found that robbers had stolen immersion suits and life rafts from a container vessel while at Manila Quarantine Anchorage at 0010 hrs local time. The assailants had boarded the vessel via the anchor chain and hawse pipe. Manila's vessel traffic… Read More

The General Data Protection Regulation

4th Dec 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), widely regarded as the biggest shake up of data protection law in 20 years, comes into force on 25 May 2018. It will affect every business located in the EU or trading with EU businesses which collects, stores or uses personal information. There are therefore very few (if any) businesses in the UK for whom the GDPR will have no effect. This would of course extend to yachts employing EU crew members.  The new Regulation enhances individuals’ data protection rights and introduces a greater obligation for businesses to be transparent in how they use personal data. Businesses will be required to have appropriate policies and procedures in place to ensure that personal data is collected and… Read More

Safe in the knowledge, Superyacht News Interview with Halcyon MD James Hilton

1st Dec 2017
Protection Vessels International (PVI), a subsidiary of Protection Group International (PGI), has launched Halcyon Security Concierge, a full-service security and concierge division catered to the superyacht market. Halcyon covers physical security, cyber security, information support and concierge services. SuperyachtNews speaks to James Hilton, managing director of Halcyon Superyacht Security, about the realities of the superyacht security market and Halcyon’s USP. “I think that, especially on the cyber side, there are a lot of people and companies who are, quite rightly, seeing superyacht security as an opportunity,” starts Hilton. “However, these businesses don’t necessarily have the depth or breadth of knowledge to deliver the service they sell - that is not to say there aren’t a number of quality security service providers out… Read More