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BIMCO publishes GUARDCON: an Industry Standard Contract for the Employment of Security Guards on Vessels

All industry participants will be well aware of the difficulties caused by the recent flourishing of piracy in the western Indian Ocean and elsewhere. A whole vessel security industry continues to grow, particularly in Dubai, as a result. In recent times, minds have turned to consider the liabilities and consequent legal and insurance issues arising … Continue Reading

Security Association for the Maritime Industry launches Accreditation Programme

On 1 February, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (“SAMI”) launched its International Accreditation Programme for Private Maritime Security Companies. Members of SAMI will undergo a three-stage process of due diligence, systems checks and site visits. Whilst the programme will be managed by SAMI, all accreditations will be performed by an independent body, the … Continue Reading
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