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FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions By Clients Of Ess Maritime

Below you will find frequently asked questions as posed by clients of ESS Maritime. Click on a question to open the module and reveal the answer. If you have question which is not included here, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone.

What is the difference between Vessel Protection Teams and Maritime Security Teams?

The services are the same, only a different name is given by the private maritime security companies to their maritime security services. Most companies use the term Maritime Security Teams.

What does PMSC mean?

PMSC means: Private Maritime Security Company

Can ESS provide yacht security?

ESS is able to provide the following services for (super) yachts:

  • Maritime Security Teams
  • Close Protection Officers
  • Maritime Security Awareness Training
  • Yacht hardening
  • Security systems
  • Maritime Intelligence

Can ESS provide offshore security?

ESS is able to provide the following offshore security services:

  • Offshore Security Teams
  • Offshore Security Management
  • Offshore Crisis Management
  • Offshore Security Plans (country specific)
  • Offshore Patrol Boat Services
  • Offshore Intelligence

Can ESS provide escort vessels or patrol boats against piracy?

ESS is able to provide Escort Vessels against Piracy. These vessels are on location in both Asia and East Africa (mostly Kenya). For a quotation, please contact us.

What does PCASP mean?

PCASP means: Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel. It’s the contracted personnel Private Maritime Security Companies use on board their clients vessels.

By which flag States has ESS been granted approval for the provision of private maritime security services?

ESS has experience with providing maritime security services on vessels flying the following flags:

Isle of Man, Bermuda, Antiqua & Barbuda, Croatia, Panama, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Malta, Liberia, Marshal Islands, Singapore, Norway, Bahamas, Swiss, Madeira, Hong Kong, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados, Gibraltar.

Please contact us if your vessel flies a different flag. We are not limited to the above stated flags and can therefore provide our services on vessels even though their flag State is not listed above.

How are maritime security operations conducted?

ESS&SA provides tailor made maritime security services on vessels travelling piracy-infested waters around the world. In this regard, ESS&SA is able to protect vessels transiting the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Malacca Strait and the Gulf of Guinea.

The ESS&SA maritime security team consists of either three or four PCASP who all have been extensively vetted and trained by ESS&SA. All ESS&SA PCASP have extensive experience in the maritime security sector and have a background in military service or law enforcement.

Upon embarkation the ESS&SA maritime security team first familiarizes with the Master of the vessel and crew. After this the ESS&SA maritime security team aids in setting up static defences in accordance with the guidelines as set out in BMP4. Additionally, the ESS&SA security team provides 24/7 surveillance in order to early detect possible pirate threats.

Welke maritieme beveiliging diensten kan ESS aanbieden?

ESS kan de volgende maritieme beveiliging diensten aanbieden:

  • Maritieme beveiligingsteams nabij Somalië, West Afrika en Azië
  • Maritieme beveiliging consultancy
  • Maritieme beveiliging escorte schip
  • Maritieme beveiliging training in Nederland en buitenland
  • Maritieme beveiliging crew training in Nederland en buitenland
  • Maritieme Security Management
  • Jacht beveiliging teams
  • Offshore beveiliging teams