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 11 maritime related incidents during the reporting period of 27 July to 2 Aug 2021.
The following incidents were recorded:
27-JUL-21 – Suspicious Approach – An unknown MV reported a suspicious approach by one fishing vessel and two skiffs whilst 98nm W of Port Gentil, Gabon.
28-JUL-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Turkish authorities intercepted a boat carrying more than 200 Afghan migrants in the Aegean sea heading for Europe.
29-JUL-21 – Attack – Reports indicate that the Liberian flagged vessel MERCER STREET was attacked approximately 155nm SSE of Muscat, Oman. Allegations of a drone being involved were unconfirmed. Two persons on the vessel were reported as deceased. Investigations remain ongoing.
29-JUL-21 – Robbery – An anchored bulk carrier was boarded by two intruders whilst in Cartagena anchorage, Colombia. The intruders then made their escape with stolen items.
29-JUN-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Approximately 60 migrants made the Channel crossing and landed in Dover, Kent.
29-JUL-21 – Robbery – The tanker PUFFIN PACIFIC was boarded by two intruders whilst in Rabaul Port Pilot boarding area, Papua New Guinea. The intruders armed with a long knife were sighted by the duty watchman holding a laptop, and subsequently made good their escape.
30-JUL-21 – Robbery – An anchored general cargo ship was robbed in Fazendinha Anchorage, Brazil. Undetected robbers boarded the ship and escaped taking ship’s stores.
31-JUL-21 – Boarding – Three intruders were spotted attempting to board an MV whilst at anchor in Accra, Ghana. The crew were twice able to repel the intruders.
01-AUG-21 – Robbery – Four armed intruders boarded an MV whilst anchored 13nm SW of Conakry Port, Guinea. The intruders broke into the master’s cabin and took personal belongings and money before making their escape.
01-AUG-21 – Migrant and Refugee – Two humanitarian rescue ships pulled 394 migrants from a dangerously overcrowded wooden boat in Tunisian waters, 42nm from the North African coast.
02-AUG-21 – Stowaway – Four men were spotted climbing over security fencing shortly after a ferry arrived from France, in Millbay International Port, Plymouth. Police later arrested the four illegal immigrants.
Robbery: Theft from a vessel or from persons aboard 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.
Boarding: Unauthorized boarding of a vessel by persons not part of its complement without successfully taking control of the vessel.
Stowaway: A person(s) who hides aboard a ship in order to obtain free transportation
Suspicious Approach: All other unexplained activity in close proximity by an unknown vessel.
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).
We provide a wide range of Maritime Security and Intelligence services. For further details please contact +44 (0)1548 856 001 or email us.