With a proven history of service and commitment to the maritime industry, Trident Group is the leading, dedicated maritime security services corporation available to the industry today.
Trident Group entered the security market as one of the first companies to emerge, pre-9/11, for the sole purpose of maritime industry security support. We have successfully provided Terrorist Vulnerability Assessments to ports and maritime service facilities – handling sensitive materials, such as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Propane Gas. Following effective and informative assessment operations, Trident Group has responded to several requests for grant writing support to assist maritime entities in their pursuit of awards for the purchase, implementation, and training of maritime security equipment. To date, we have helped to secure more than $3 million in assistance from the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and other Federal maritime entities.
In addition to providing armed security and consulting services to several of the world’s largest shipping companies, Trident Group delivers the following:
- Maritime security assessments of government capabilities in North Africa
- Assessment of littoral embassies’ emergency response plans for the United States government
- Security consulting and support services for cruise lines
- Threat and vulnerability assessments for ports and harbors, liquid natural gas facilities, and propane import/export port facilities
- Targeted training for company, port, and ship security officers
- Maritime security training courses for Federal, state, and local government agencies
Best Management Practice (BMP) provides guidance and recommendations to seafarers on the steps that should be taken to prepare and conduct a transit through the sea area affected by Somali based piracy. Additional advice and information is provided on the MSCHOA and NATO websites (www.mschoa.org and www.shipping.nato.int) to augment BMP4.
The main purpose of BMP is to assist ships to avoid, deter or delay piracy attacks in the High Risk Area (currently defined as an area bounded by Suez and the Strait of Hormuz to the North, 10°S and 78°E.) Experience and data collected by naval/military forces, shows that the application of the recommendations contained within this booklet can and will make a significant difference in preventing a ship becoming a victim of piracy. Implementing BMP does not constitute a guarantee against becoming hijacked, but it remains a fact that the large majority of hijacked vessels did NOT implement BMP practices.
BIMCO is a shipping association providing a wide range of services to its global membership of stakeholders who have vested interests in the shipping industry, including ship-owners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.
The association’s main objective is to facilitate the commercial operations of its membership by means of developing standard contracts and clauses, and providing quality information, advice, and education.
BIMCO promotes fair business practices, free trade and open access to markets and is a strong advocate for the harmonization and standardization of all shipping related activity.
Accredited as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with all relevant United Nations agencies and other regulatory entities, BIMCO actively promotes the application of international agreed regulatory instruments.
The Oman LNG Qalhat Terminal was certified compliant with the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities on 24th May 2004. This was well ahead of the 1st July, 2004 deadline. The Company has, therefore, achieved another milestone towards its goal of further enhancing the security of both its plant and that of tankers carrying LNG or NGL from its port at Sur.
Many customers have expressed their appreciation for the security and safety arrangements provided by Oman LNG. This will, in turn, consolidate its reputation as a responsible and reliable supplier. Much of Oman LNG’s success could be attributed to its outstanding record as a reliable supplier of LNG. The Company takes the necessary measures to ensure.
What is the ISPS Code?
The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities, developed in response to the perceived threats to ships and port facilities in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in the United States.
The ISPS Code is implemented through chapter XI-2 Special measures to enhance maritime security in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The Code has two parts, one mandatory and one recommendatory.
In essence, the Code takes the approach that ensuring the security of ships and port facilities is a risk management activity and that, to determine what security measures are appropriate, an assessment of the risks must be made in each particular case.
The purpose of the Code is to provide a standardized, consistent framework for evaluating risk, enabling Governments to offset changes in threat with changes in vulnerability for ships and port facilities through determination of appropriate security levels and corresponding security measures.