Vessels owned by large, wealthy organisations aren’t the only ones that face risks out on the seas. Private yachts passing through areas such as Gulf of Aden, East Africa or the Indian Ocean are also susceptible to piracy and require specially-trained security personnel to avoid the dangers.
Increasingly, pirates are looking at private yachts as easier targets that provide quicker financial rewards. They believe the yacht’s owner or their family will be wealthy enough to meet the ransom demands they set. Furthermore, pirates have been known to use the acquired vessel as a luxury mother ship for future crimes.
Although the dangers are similar to that of commercial organisations, the practical application of security is often different. AMSS employs and trains specialist armed maritime security personnel that are experienced in protecting yachts and other private vessels from the threats of piracy.
To ensure your yacht is protected from the threat of piracy, contact us online or call 01244 893 163 today.