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last updated 31-May-2021
  List / Directory of Private Military or Security Companies (PMCs/PSCs) focusing on maritime security and counter-piracy services, armed or unarmed maritime escorts or onboard vessel protection, or the protection of ports, key maritime infrastructure, and strategic waterways. Given the persistent problem of maritime piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean, we hope you find these listings useful.  
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AdvanFort Co

AdvanFort specializes in maritime security, training, intelligence operations, and information security, with a specialty in providing armed security personnel and fleet assets in high-risk environments. AdvanFort's executive, management and operational teams consist of highly experienced former US and UK military special operators and intelligence community veterans as well as former NATO security professionals. [Information retrieved from the company's website in August 2020, though no full certainty concerning the status of the company since the Chennai Six incident]:


Constellis - Maritime Security

From Risk Assessment to Command, Control, Communications Computer and Intelligence (C4I), Constellis offers a full range of comprehensive maritime security services to assist our customers in managing risk and safeguarding their personnel, critical infrastructure and operations. Well-versed in how to navigate the regulatory standards and intricacies associated with the security of maritime assets and activities, our experience includes compliance assessment programs, simulated penetration testing of offshore facilities and the provision of consultancy services. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Hart Maritime

Hart Maritime is part of the Chelsea Group. Hart's first maritime contract was a complex and challenging task providing Fisheries Management and Protection off the coast of Puntland, Somalia. Today, whether that be Anti-Piracy in some of the world's most dangerous shipping lanes, or protecting Oil and Gas projects in challenging security environments, Hart has extensive experience in areas including Offshore Asset Protection, Port Security, ISPS Compliance, and Intelligence and Risk Assessment Products. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:



HudsonAnalytix comprises several specialized divisions. HudsonTrident's Security Services include Company Security Services, Vessel Security Services, and Port and Facility Security Services. The maritime technical services available through HudsonMarine include Regulatory services, OPA 90 services, Port State Control & ISM services, and Surveys, Audits and Vetting Assistance, and Vessel and Technical Services. HudsonSystems' Software Solutions and HudsonDynamix's Maritime Training Program are also part of the company's solutions. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Securewest International - Maritime Security

With over 30 years' experience, we are fully compliant with flag and international requirements, certified to ISO 28007 and backed by comprehensive insurance. We offer an unrivalled choice of security services, tailored to your specific requirements, to mitigate the risks to people, property and reputation posed by piracy and maritime crime including: Maritime Security Teams, Ship Security Alert System (SSAS) Management and Monitoring, ISPS Ship Security Assessment and Plan Services, Global Travel Security Management, Threat Assessments and Bespoke Reports, Security Training for Company Staff and Crew, and Superyacht Risk Management. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:



This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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