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Weekly Maritime Summary 29 July - 4 August 2019
05 Aug 2019

Weekly Maritime Summary 29 July - 4 August 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded seven maritime related incidents during the reporting period 29 July and 4 August 2019. There were two robberies, two boarding, one approach, one migrant and refugee incident and one general security warning. 29 July-2019 - Robbery...
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Travel Advice Update 29 July 2019
05 Aug 2019

Travel Advice Update 29 July 2019

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel advice for the following regions week commencing 29 July 2019, for more information click the name of the country:   Syria India Democratic Republic of the...
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UK Ports Directory Mid Year Summer Edition 2019/20
05 Aug 2019

UK Ports Directory Mid Year Summer Edition 2019/20

This summer Securewest's maritime security, training and intelligence services feature in the UK PORTS Key Suppliers directory. To read the UK Ports Directory Mid Year Summer Edition 2019/20 please click here. For further information about our range of maritime services please...
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Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Yachting News ‘Of Interest’
01 Aug 2019

Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Yachting News ‘Of Interest’

OnboardOnline are now featuring our traveller tracking article and maritime weekly summaries.  For Yachting news pages of interest click here. OnboardOnline is a comprehensive digital platform for the yachting industry worldwide, offering yachting news, features and articles...
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Weekly Maritime Summary 22 - 29 July 2019
30 Jul 2019

Weekly Maritime Summary 22 - 29 July 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded five maritime related incidents, there were three robberies, one boarding and one Migrant and Refugee incident during the reporting period 22 - 29 July 2019.     22-July-2019 - Robbery - MV CK BUEBELL was robbed in the...
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10 Questions with Coventry University Group
29 Jul 2019

10 Questions with Coventry University Group

Scott Trim from Coventry University Group (CUG) is a pioneer for travel risk management in universities and has been leading a project team to implement a comprehensive framework for CUG. We fire a quick 10 questions at Scott to find out what his motivation has been, challenges he’s come...
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Weekly Maritime Summary 15 - 22 July 2019
23 Jul 2019

Weekly Maritime Summary 15 - 22 July 2019

The Securewest Global Response Centre (GRC) recorded four maritime related incidents, two were robberies, one attack and one General Security Warning issued by United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) during the reporting period between 15-22 July 2019.   16-July-2019...
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Focus on: Traveller Tracking
17 Jul 2019

Focus on: Traveller Tracking

Traveller tracking can be a sensitive subject with organisations and individuals having very mixed views on the topic. Some people can be very accepting and appreciate the need while others can be sceptical i.e. “employers are trying to keep tabs on me”.    In our...
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Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman Incident Summary
15 Jul 2019

Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman Incident Summary

Recent activity in the Persian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman have seen a dramatic rise in tension between the Gulf States, Iran, The U.S. and Great Britain. A variety of attacks by unknown parties, responses and counter responses by Governments and Military and Ministerial spokes...
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Crime Spotlight: Jamaica
12 Jul 2019

Crime Spotlight: Jamaica

On 7 July, in a response to the recent gang shooting incidents the Government of Jamaica has declared the State of Emergency (SOE) in the St Andrew Parish, which includes several areas of Kingston. Also, the States of Emergency in the parishes of St James, Hanover and Westmoreland have been...
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Travel Spotlight: Hong Kong
10 Jul 2019

Travel Spotlight: Hong Kong

Following the Sunday protest at the West Kowloon train station, the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam once again addressed residents in the attempt to reassure the public that the controversial extradition bill was no longer on government’s agenda.   Hong Kong has been be shaken by the...
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Country Spotlight: Ethiopia
27 Jun 2019

Country Spotlight: Ethiopia

On 22 June in the evening, the regional President of Ethiopia's Amhara state Ambachew Mekonnen and the Regional Government Office Advisor Ezez Wasie were killed in the state’s capital, Bahir Dar. According to the Amhara Regional Government spokesman Asemahagh Aseres, a rogue regional...
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A guide to ensuring the safety of LGBTQ employees travelling internationally
24 Jun 2019

A guide to ensuring the safety of LGBTQ employees travelling internationally

June is national pride month which celebrates the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Although LGBTQ rights have progressed in recent years not everywhere in the world offers a welcoming and safe...
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Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Yacht Security Mediterranean Sea 2018 - 2019
10 Jun 2019

Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Yacht Security Mediterranean Sea 2018 - 2019

Securewest feature in OnboardOnline - Yacht Security: Mediterranean Sea 2018- 2019 A summary of incidents that occurred in the Mediterranean Sea between June 2018 and May 2019, as well as risks that may affect yachts operating in the region.  Read the full...
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International Security Risk Consultant Opportunities
29 May 2019

International Security Risk Consultant Opportunities

Securewest International is looking for experienced and professional Risk Consultants to fulfil new and exciting international security posts. If you would like to be added to our database and to be considered for these future opportunities please e-mail a recent CV to...
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We're exhibiting at the Airmic Conference 2019
30 Apr 2019

We're exhibiting at the Airmic Conference 2019

Securewest International is delighted to be exhibiting at the Airmic Annual Conference 2019,  a unique chance for the risk and insurance community to come together to discover, debate and learn.  The event offers the latest thought leadership presentations and reports, unrivalled...
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Spring Training Courses 2019
24 Apr 2019

Spring Training Courses 2019

Whether you’d like to learn something new, refresh your skill set, gain a qualification or looking for a new career opportunity our range of training courses offer value for money, experienced trainers and industry recognised qualifications.   Click on the course titles below for...
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What’s the biggest challenge for higher education institutions when implementing a Travel Risk Management Programme?
23 Apr 2019

What’s the biggest challenge for higher education institutions when implementing a Travel Risk Management Programme?

  As a global travel risk specialist working closely with organisations in the higher and further education sector, we have recognised that one of the most common challenges for you is to gain stakeholder buy in when developing a travel risk management programme.    Today,...
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Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Travel Risk Management
17 Apr 2019

Securewest featured in OnboardOnline - Travel Risk Management

OnboardOnline is a comprehensive digital platform for the yachting industry worldwide, offering yachting news, features and articles from around the globe. Securewest feature in OnboardOnline - 'What is Travel Risk Management?'  You wouldn't leave port without...
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World Humanitarian Forum
08 Apr 2019

World Humanitarian Forum

Securewest International are attending the World Humanitarian Forum and Aid & Trade event on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April at London’s ExCeL. The event brings together prominent leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international thought-leaders and...
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Securewest featured in PA Life Magazine
19 Mar 2019

Securewest featured in PA Life Magazine

In a article for PA Life Magazine our Business Development Manager Jonathan Gahagan, shares his top tips for PA’s when arranging travel: Read part one of the article here. Read part two of the article here 
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What are the risks faced by NGO and aid agencies?
12 Mar 2019

What are the risks faced by NGO and aid agencies?

In an ever changing world, the risks faced by NGO and aid agencies are constantly changing too. The contextual risks of operating in regions of conflict or natural disaster and the threats of targeted attacks and terrorism are increasingly unpredictable and evolving.  Emerging concerns,...
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Travel is a risky business whatever the size of your company
18 Feb 2019

Travel is a risky business whatever the size of your company

Whilst most trips are usually incident free, it’s still vital to put the necessary measures in place to protect your staff, assets and reputation. Many large corporations and forward-thinking SMEs have travel risk management programmes to ensure the safety of...
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Securewest featured in OnboardOnline
30 Jan 2019

Securewest featured in OnboardOnline

Securewest have written a Caribbean Sea Security Report for OnboardOnline members. Read the full article here.
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We're exhibiting at Business Travel Show 2019
23 Jan 2019

We're exhibiting at Business Travel Show 2019

Securewest International is pleased to be exhibiting at the Business Travel Show 2019,  Europe’s largest specialised exhibition and conference bringing together more than 9,000 buyers and managers of business travel. The event offers visitors the chance to compare and evaluate over...
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Travel Risk Management Training Courses
08 Jan 2019

Travel Risk Management Training Courses

In an ever-changing world, the risks faced by international travellers are constantly evolving too. Duty of care is no longer an ethical concern but a legal obligation. The risks of working in regions of conflict or natural disaster and the threats of targeted crime and terrorism are...
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2019 Training Course Dates Announced!
26 Nov 2018

2019 Training Course Dates Announced!

We are delighted to launch our 2019 training course schedule. If you are looking for a new career, would like to update your skills or your qualification is due for a renewal check out our courses and dates for next year. We recommend you book early to avoid...
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Training 2018 - What's Coming Up?
20 Nov 2018

Training 2018 - What's Coming Up?

A closer look at the courses still running in 2018:   First Person on Scene (FPOS) Course Level 4 BTEC Course Date: 26th to 30th November 2018 Where: Plymouth, England Duration: 5 days Our First Person on Scene Course Level 4 BTEC is aimed at those working in remote or...
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Securewest Security Industry Awareness Workshop 28th February 2018
14 Nov 2017

Securewest Security Industry Awareness Workshop 28th February 2018

Securewest International is pleased to announce they will be running a Security Industry Awareness workshop for service leavers, on Wednesday 28th February 2018. The event will see a variety of presentations from the experienced Securewest team, including the Head of Maritime Operations, the...
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More course options approved by ELCAS
30 Oct 2017

More course options approved by ELCAS

Securewest Training is delighted to announce that our BTEC Level 4 FPOS is now approved by ELCAS. Service leavers can now take advantage of this scheme and by claiming for the course alone or combining it with their level 3 CPO and/or level 3 MSO training. For further information on the packages...
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Securewest Security Industry Awareness Workshop
20 Oct 2016

Securewest Security Industry Awareness Workshop

Securewest International is pleased to announce they will be running a Security Industry Awareness Workshop for service leavers. Venue: Securewest International Training Centre, Plymouth Date: Wednesday 14th December Time: 09:30 – 13:15 Maximum No. of Delegates: 30 Cost: Free to...
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DISASTER AT SEA: NEW CRISIS SERVICE FOR SUPERYACHT OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT FIRMS!
11 Apr 2016

DISASTER AT SEA: NEW CRISIS SERVICE FOR SUPERYACHT OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT FIRMS!

At International Yacht Club d’Antibes on Le Quai des Milliardaires 7th April 2016, Securewest International, the global risk management company and SocratesQ, the superyacht brand management and marketing agency collaborated to deliver a crisis management workshop and media handling...
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Securewest Launch Personal Sea Survival Techniques Refresher Course
16 Mar 2016

Securewest Launch Personal Sea Survival Techniques Refresher Course

Under the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code, all Seafarers are required to refresh their Personal Survival Techniques certificate. As of the 1 January 2017 seafarers must have documentary evidence of either completing the training course or updating training within the last 5 years and the...
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Crew Safety, Awareness and Conflict Resolution Training
18 Jan 2016

Crew Safety, Awareness and Conflict Resolution Training

Acrew Yachting and ‎Christophe Harbour hosted the Caribbean Crew Fest in St Kitts this weekend, Securewest’s Wayne Britton was delighted to lead a workshop on Crew Safety, Awareness and Conflict Resolution Training. The workshop provided captains and crew with valuable pragmatic lessons...
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Securewest launch STCW Course
05 Jan 2016

Securewest launch STCW Course

Securewest is thrilled to announce the launch of their MCA approved STCW10 course (formerly STCW95). The 5 day course covers all four STCW10 modules (Paragraph 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4) at £820.00 including VAT and also includes a FREE MCA approved Online Proficiency in Security Awareness...
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Online Proficiency in Security Awareness Course
14 Dec 2015

Online Proficiency in Security Awareness Course

Securewest International is pleased to announce the launch of their new e-Learning Online Proficiency in Security Awareness course which has been MCA approved. The course has been developed in accordance with the Maritime Labour Convention and the Manila Amendments of 2010, which detail a...
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First Aid at Work
28 Aug 2015

First Aid at Work

Securewest has launched its First Aid at Work Course. The 3 day course covers all aspects of first aid theoretically and practically, suitably preparing the candidate for a medical emergency within the workplace. For further information click here
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Securewest's First Person on Scene (Intermediate) Course (FPOSi)
22 Jun 2015

Securewest's First Person on Scene (Intermediate) Course (FPOSi)

Securewest is delighted to announce the launch of FPOSi, a 4 day course providing candidates with an enhanced level of medical skill to be able to respond to a casualty in a medical emergency or trauma. For further information click here
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Securewest's Maritime Firearms Competency Course
01 Feb 2015

Securewest's Maritime Firearms Competency Course

Securewest is pleased to announce the launch of  this new course specifically designed for those seeking to maintain compliance or to gain employment within the maritime security industry.
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