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  List / Directory of Private Military or Private Security Companies (PMCs and PSCs) Focusing on Maritime Security and Counter-Piracy Services, Armed and Unarmed Maritime Security, and the Security of Ports and Strategic Waterways. Given the growing problem of maritime piracy, particularly off the coast of Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean, we are developing this new directory. We also intend to incorporate here companies focusing on the offering of assistance with the implementation of the ISPS Code as well as those securing domestic ports and waterways.  
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• ACADEMI. We train, equips and defends the global maritime trade against piracy, insurrection and political instability. Prevention is the key to success for the seafaring community with our comprehensive end-to-end maritime security services. [Information retrieved and updated from the company's website in October 2014]:

• AdvantFort International. Headquartered in the Washington D.C. area and with offices in London, Dubai, Manila and Tallinn, the firm 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. We monitor client vessels as well as the state of the current pirate / terrorist threat is maintained 24/7 in a global command and control center, operated by a team of former military professionals and intelligence analysts. [Information retrieved from About Us on September 1, 2013]:

> Counter piracy > Protective security > Port and terminal security

• AEGIS | Maritime Services. Aegis provides both consultancy and physical security services to the maritime sector [information retrieved from Maritime Services on 4 September 2009]:

Blue Mountain Group. We provide specialist maritime security teams to help minimise the risks associated with marine operations. Our experienced teams provide effective, agile and flexible security for a wide range of vessels, to help protect against threats from criminals, terrorists and pirates. [Information updated from About Us on March 20, 2013]:

• Clayton Consultants | Maritime Security. Clayton Consultants, a Triple Canopy company, focues on reducing risk, sustaining maritime operations and aiding organizations with the prevention and management of hijackings. CC's consultants have successfully managed hijackings and kidnap for ransoms at sea in the Gulf of Aden and the coastal waters off the Niger Delta. [Information retrieved from Maritime Security on 1 February 2010]:

• Control Risks | Maritime Services. With a dedicated team of maritime analysts and a network of experienced maritime and ISPS-qualified consultants across our global network, we provide rapid response and flexibility to suit today’s changing maritime security environment. Control Risks operates in full compliance with IMO regulations and, almost uniquely within the industry, has tailored maritime insurance cover in place. [Information retrieved and updated from the company's website in October 2014 | See the full company profile at PSCs: C - G]:

> Maritime risk analysis > Risk assessments and security plans > Vessel security reviews > Offshore marine security > Counter-piracy operations > Kidnap and response consultancy > Maritime Security Online

• Hart | Maritime security. Hart's Maritime Division provides strategic security consultancy for the protection of maritime assets. We offer security vulnerability assessments, gap analysis, mitigation strategies and technical solutions to facilitate appropriate and cost effective security management. Our expertise covers the ISPS Code, Waterborne Security Services, Strategic Maritime Asset Consultancy, and Maritime Training [information retrieved from Maritime Security on 4 October 2009]:

• HudsonTrident. We are a multinational maritime consultancy specializing in security services for the maritime sector worldwide. The company, which is wholly owned by Hudson Marine Management Services, complements the marine safety and emergency response service traditionally provided by Hudson and broadens its depth and reach by offering specialist security consulting services including Threat assessments, Plan development, Training, Due diligence and investigation, Protective security, Crisis response, and Anti-piracy services. [Information retrieved from Introduction on 4 October 2009]:

• Securewest International. Our experience has been gained through two decades providing armed and unarmed Maritime Security Officers to military and commercial shipping (in port and at sea) as well as for port facilities, superyacht and the cruise industry. Contracts are short to long term as well as emergency response locally and worldwide. Tasks range from general security and anti-terrorist responsibilities to anti-piracy duty and the prevention of stowaways. [Information retrieved from Maritime Experience on 4 October 2009]:

Trident Operations Ltd. We are a specialist maritime security training provider and consultancy firm. Our consultants have provided training and consultancy advice to the extractive industry and shipping companies worldwide. We have also delivered Maritime Counter Terrorist advice to the UK Police in preparation for the Olympic Games. [Information retrieved from About Us on March 13, 2013]:

Find organizations focusing on maritime issues in the MARITIME ASSOCIATIONS section




This is a sample list. 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. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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