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Maritime security

Sam Kendall-Marsden

Maritime security is often equated with piracy given its high-profile in recent years. The focus has largely bn on the situation off Somalia, but West Africa and Southeast Asia have also been hotspots.  

However, maritime security is a broader theme that encompasses a range of threats to the safety of shipping. We provide more than just comprehensive cover for third-party liabilities arising out of such threats - we provide support and the benefit of our considerable experience and expertise to inform our members of risks faced, and we support them at times of crisis.


 Maritime Security publications

Piracy, 2016

Maritime Security - Piracy

Piracy update, April 2014

Piracy update, April 2014 

The costs of piracy -
charterparty implications

 The costs of piracy, charterparty implications

 Piracy, high-risk areas

Piracy - high risk areas

Maritime Security Circulars

16 April 2014,
Standard Club Circular -
circular and contract for
the use of maritime
security on ships off West Africa

30 March 2012,
Standard Club Circular -
BIMCO GUARDCON contract for
the employment of
security guards on ships

Maritime Security Documents


Best Managament Practices (BMP)4



Kidnap and Ransom- details and FAQs