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Maritime security company expands services for cruise ship and terminal protection

Johnson: 'threat from pirates and well-organised criminal syndicates is becoming increasingly sophisticated
An international maritime security company is stepping up its services to combat increasingly sophisticated threats to shipping worldwide.

Neptune Maritime Security informs it is expanding its specialist support to meet rising demand for cruise ship protection, offshore security, port security and risk management services.

The private maritime security company's action comes as owners and operators face a growing complexity of risks from piracy and maritime crime as well as organised crime syndicates, some of which feed into terrorist networks, it claims.

Founded in 2009 by two former members of the UK's maritime special forces, Neptune has offices in Dubai, the UK, Tokyo and Singapore.

Business development manager Jeremy Johnson said: ‘The threat from pirates and well-organised criminal syndicates is becoming increasingly sophisticated.

‘Their reach stretches across the Asia, Middle East and Africa region as well as parts of North and South America to pose a potential threat for executives, operators and owners in a range of maritime sectors, including ports, offshore and the cruise market.

‘Our expanding range of services is designed specifically to ensure the continued safety, security and protection of people, vessels, assets and installations.

Neptune says it has strengthened its safety and security provision with a range of services to support identification, management and mitigation of business risks.

They include vessel and facility security surveys, consultancy services, bespoke risk assessments, staff training, emergency response plans, and health and safety planning as well as low profile protection, chaperone services and armed security.

Neptune's cruise ship protection teams carry out risk assessments for ships and terminals. It also provides a low-profile presence on vessels at sea and in port as well as at facilities when required.