RMS Update

Regal Maritime Solutions recognised for excellence in the transport security sector at the inaugural Counter Terror Awards 2018.

There has been a significant increase in reports of maritime piracy related incidents in February 2018. West Africa in particular has seen a number of merchant ships experience aggressive encounters with pirate vessels..

The Horn of Africa has also been experiencing increased reports of suspicious vessels and approaches, with at least two attacks on merchant vessels in February being thwarted by the on board private maritime security teams.

At least 15 pirates fire shots upon a cable laying vessel in the Red Sea

Iranian Navy Commander Adm. Habibollah Sayyari said that the 41st flotilla of the Iranian Navy was sent sent for an anti-pirate patrol mission to the Gulf of Aden.

On the 2nd and 3rd of December, Regal Maritime Solutions took part in the 2015 Transport Security Expo

Militants opposing both the Houthi rebels in Yemen and Yemeni President, Mansour Abdrabbuh Hadi have seized the main airport and port in southern city Mukalla

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian peninsula (AQAP) have reportedly driven out troops who were guarding the major port city of Mukalla, Hadramawt province, seizing Riyan airport, the city’s main seaport and oil terminal.

BIMCO has reported that navigation in Yemen's territorial waters has been banned unless vessels are carrying emergency food and medical aid

BIMCO have reported that entry into Yemen's territorial waters has been banned. The ban applies to all vessels unless that are carrying emergency food and medical aid, in which case, the ships must be inspected and approved by the Arab State coalition forces currently operating in the region.

Vessels have been turned away from Yemeni ports in the Red Sea as the Arab State coalition tightens blockades.

Commercial and private vessels are being turned away from Yemeni ports in the Red Sea that have been deemed to be under Houthi rebel control by the Arab State coalition.

It has been reported that Houthi rebels have placed missiles, cannons and other heavy weaponry on two islands int he Red Sea, including Perim, the island that divides the Bab El-Mandeb Strait into two channels between Djibouti and Yemen.

Regal Maritime Solutions has been awarded ISO 28007:2012 and ISO 28000:2007 certification. It comes after the company has been deemed to successfully comply with the requirements of the industry standard issued by ISO.

The internationally recognised certification provides a carefully developed list of specifications for Private Maritime Security companies to meet in order to offer a safe, efficient and reliable service – which is subsequently monitored by the issuing authority to ensure standards are maintained.