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 12 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 6-12 July 2021.
The following incidents were recorded:
06-JUL-21 – Suspicious Approach – An underway MV southwest of Douala, Cameroon reported two skiffs following and crossing her position whilst travelling at 22 knots. One of the skiffs approached within 2.5 nm.
07-JUL-21 – Maritime Information Advisory – An explosion was reported onboard the vessel MV OCEAN TRADER, in the port of Jebel Ali, UAE. The exact nature of the explosion is unknown.
08-JUL-21 – Robbery – The tanker, OCEAN MORAY, was boarded by two intruders and robbed whilst at Belawan Anchorage, Indonesia. Two fire hose couplings were stolen.
08-JUL-21 – General Security Warning – The following US MARITIME Advisory was issued: MSCI Advisory 2021-007 – Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean – Threats to commercial vessels by Iran and its proxies.
08-JUL-21 – Robbery – The anchored bulk carrier MACHITIS was boarded and robbed approximately 14 nm SSW from Conakry Port in Guinea.
08-JUL-21 – General Security Warning – The following US MARITIME Advisory was issued: MSCI Advisory 2021-008 – Gulf of Guinea – Piracy/Armed robbery/Kidnapping for ransom.
09-JUL-21 – General Security Warning – MDAT-GOG reported that there is a heightened risk of piracy within the following area: a. 022335N 0095021E b. 022502N 0035745E c. 025702S 0040011E d. 025514S 0100212E.
09-JUL-21 – Stowaway – Commodore Mohammed of the Nigerian Navy reported that in the last 12 months 97 stowaways had been arrested across Lagos waters.
09-JUL-21 – Migrant and Refugee – UK Border Force confirmed approximately 30 to 40 migrants arrived in three boats on Kent’s coast.
10-JUL-21 – Migrant and Refugee – UK Border Force reported that 225 migrants crossed the English Channel. On the same day French authorities reported intercepting a further 131 migrants.
11-JUL-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Approximately 22 migrants successfully crossed the English Channel.
12-JUL-21 – Suspicious Approach – A container ship was suspiciously approached by one skiff with seven to eight persons on board approximately 103 nm SW of Sierra Leone.
General Security Warning: Warnings/Incidents which do not fit in the other categories but enhance the situational awareness.
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.
Attack: It is clear that weapons have been discharged against the vessel or a clear attempt to board the vessel has been made by the attacking vessel (s).
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard the vessel.
Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Suspicious Approach: All other unexplained activity in close proximity by an unknown vessel.
Stowaway: A person(s) who hides aboard a ship in order to obtain free transportation
We provide a wide range of Maritime Security and Intelligence services. For further details please contact +44 (0)1548 856 001 or email us.