A variety of national and international security courses. We are a Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved training provider and deliver structured courses for those working or wishing to work within the private security industry.
We offer award winning cyber security courses from Qualifi so whether you are new to cyber security or you are an experienced security professional looking to enhance your skills, these certified training courses can help you and your organisation.
First aid training and FREC courses, delivered by experienced professionals. Regular courses are held at our training centre, based in Plymouth, Devon. We can also run them for clients on a nationwide and international scale offsite or at your premises.
Our medical courses are accredited by Qualsafe, one of the largest Ofqual recognised awarding organisations in the UK.
International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code courses either at our training centre in the UK, at your premises or off-site. We have e-learning courses for Proficiency in Designated Security Duties and Proficiency in Security Awareness which can be taken solely online without the need to visit an assessment centre.
Securewest provide consultancy related to the ISPS Code including our ISPS ship, Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) or port security assessment and plan services. Our aim is to ensure that the highest standards of security management is in place for our clients, their personnel and facilities worldwide.
Our Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Managing Safely and Working Safely courses cover the essentials of health and safety in the workplace. They are aimed at employees and managers in all types of organisations and look at people’s responsibilities for health and safety, and workplace hazards and risks, and how to control them.
Securewest provide education and assessor qualifications for those who work, or want to work as teachers/trainers in the further education and skills sector, including those who are not in a teaching role.
Experienced, professional trainers run a range of travel risk training courses to enhance your traveller safety and meet your duty-of-care obligations. They are aimed at groups of travellers, high-risk individuals or persons responsible for booking travel.
We include modules for diverse traveller groups, and where required, content can be amended in line with your branding, policies and processes. We aim to increase risk awareness and reduce the impact of incidents on the traveller and organisation.
ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme) funding is available to serving and ex-members of the British Armed Forces. As an Approved Training Centre, you can use your ELCAS funding for a selection of our courses to progress your career and further develop your skills.
Weekly Maritime Summary 27 December 2020 – 3 January 2021
The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded six maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 27 December 2020 – 3 January 2021.
28-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – It was reported that LIVE FIRING PRACTICE will take place between 00:01 and 23:59 local time on the 26th December 2020 to 6th January 2021 within the following areas – Link
29-DEC-20 – Approach – A MT reported being approached by one small fast craft with five armed persons on board approximately 100nm S of Brass, Nigeria.
29-DEC-20 – Drug Interdiction – Spanish law enforcement agencies intercepted and seized a tug, approximately 180 NM NW of Grand Canary, Canary Islands. Some 18 tonnes of hashish packed in bales were found on board.
31-DEC-20 – General Security Warning – It has been reported that the Liberian flagged MT POLA identified a suspicious object attached to the vessel hull whilst conducting StS 6 nm South Al Bakr Terminal offshore in Iraq.
01-JAN-21 – Boarding – Several perpetrators, armed with knives and clubs, sneaked on board of car carrier VIKING DIAMOND, berthed at Casablanca, Morocco. The crew fought the intruders causing them to flee.
01-JAN-21 – General Security Warning – Pakistan Navy will be conducting Live Fire exercises throughout January 2021 at the following locations – Link
Recent Notable Incidents
04-JAN-21 – Robbery – MV was robbed in Pointe Noire North Anchorage, Republic of Congo. Three intruders were seen on the forecastle, the crew immediately mustered in the citadel and raised the alarm. The intruders made good their escape with two mooring lines. Crew and vessel reported safe.
04-JAN-21 – General Security Warning – Reporting indicates that the South Korean flagged Chemical Tanker HANKUK CHEMI (IMO9232369) has diverted from her course northwards into Iranian Territorial Waters (ITW) while inbound to Fujairah from Al Jubail. Unconfirmed reporting indicates that the vessel has been detained by Iranian forces. The vessel has a crew of 23 comprising of Indonesian and Burmese nationals. – Link
Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
General Security Warning: Incidents which do not fit in the other categories, but enhance the situational awareness, e.g. flag state advisories or an attack on a non-commercial vessel such as a warship.
Drugs Interdiction: Focused on interrupting illegal drugs smuggled by sea, usually large amounts of drugs seized
Approach: An incident where weapons are trained on the vessel or pirate paraphernalia such as weapons, ladders, are observed and the intention to conduct an attack is clear.
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
We provide a wide range of Maritime Security and Intelligence services. For further details please contact +44 (0)1548 856 001 or email us.