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.
The Securewest International Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded 17 maritime-related incidents during the reporting period of 23 – 29 March 2021.
23-MAR-21 – General Security Warning – Marine traffic was blocked along the Suez Canal after a Panama-flagged large container ship ‘Ever Given’ got stuck in the canal on 23 March. On 29-MAR-21, the EVER GIVEN was re-floated and transits restarted.
23-MAR-21 – Migrant and Refugee – The UK Border Force reported that they intercepted 183 migrants in six boats. French authorities reported stopping around a further 50 people.
23-MAR-21 – Robbery – An owner returned to their dinghy in St Anne Dock, Martinique to discover the fuel tank, fuel line and air pump had been stolen.
24-MAR-21 – Robbery – A locked dinghy was stolen from a dinghy dock in Woburn, Clarke’s Court Bay, Grenada.
24-MAR-21 – Robbery – A jack up rig approximately 15 NM North of Paraiso, Mexico, was robbed of ships equipment. Crew are safe and local authorities were notified.
24-MAR-21 – Robbery – A Panga (small fishing boat) was stolen from El Caribeo/Cristobol, Bocas del Toro, Panama. The next day it was recovered locally, but it’s 40HP Yamaha engine, had been stolen.
24-MAR-21 – Attack – Channel 12 reported that an Israeli flagged container vessel was damaged in an Iranian missile attack while sailing through the Arabian sea towards India. The vessel is reported to have continued to Mundra, with no casualties reported.
25-MAR-21 – Boarding – The AFRICAN QUEEN was boarded whilst underway in the eastbound lane of the TSS in the Singapore Strait. Five perpetrators were sighted in the engine room. Nothing was stolen and the crew were reported safe.
25-MAR-21 – Robbery – During the early hours, an anchored and occupied yacht was robbed near Mount Hartman Bay, Grenada. The dinghy in the water alongside, had its 3HP outboard stolen.
25-MAR-21 – Robbery – An unlocked dinghy’s engine was stolen whilst alongside an occupied yacht that was anchored off Hog Island.
25-MAR-21 – Robbery – During the early hours, an anchored yacht was robbed near Hog Island, Grenada. The thieves then located and stole an unlocked engine at the stern.
25-MAR-21 – Migrant and Refugee – The UK Border Force reported intercepting 77 migrants with at least one boat reaching the shore at Dungeness in Kent. The same day French authorities reported stopping 79 migrants.
27-MAR-21 – Migrant and Refugee – 310 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea were intercepted at night and returned to Libya.
28-MAR-21 – Migrant and Refugee – 173 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea were intercepted and returned to Libya.
28-MAR-21 – Boarding – An anchored MV was boarded by two persons while in Monrovia Anchorage, Liberia. The perpetrators subsequently escaped in a small wooden boat.
28-MAR-21 – Robbery – Reportedly a MV was robbed in Luanda Anchorage, off Angola. No details have been supplied other than unidentified persons were on board.
28-MAR-21 – General Security Warning – The Saudi led coalition reported destroying two explosive-laden drone boats launched by Yemen’s Houthi force from the Port of Hodeidah in the Red Sea. Further details have not been specified or released.
Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Migrant and Refugee Incident: This could involve Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, or information about a boat capsizing and people drowning, or an attack on the group.
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard 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.
Attack: An incident where weapons are discharged by pirates or pirate paraphernalia such as a ladder, grappling hook, make contact with 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.