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

The first ever Counter Terror Awards were held this week at the Security & Counter Terror Expo. Regal Maritime Solutions were shortlisted for the Transport Security Award, in relation to their continued efforts within the maritime security sector. The company went onto win the Transport Security Award for 2018.

"Ship and port security is such an important sector to combat the threat of global terrorism and we are thrilled to have been recognised for the excellent work Regal Maritime Solutions conduct. It takes a very dedicated and efficient operations team, round the clock strategic planning and monitoring situations as they develop. It is very humbling to see that the service we work so hard to provide really does make a difference. I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of the Regal Maritime Solutions team for all of their hard work and dedication in making the winning of this award possible." – Steven Roberts, Director, Regal Maritime Solutions

The Counter Terror Awards were established to recognize organizations from the UK and overseas for their contributions to reducing the threat of global terrorism. Regal Maritime Solutions were the only PMSC to be shortlisted for excellence within the transport security sector covering ship and port security.

The company provides services such as K9 stowaway searches, security vessel escorts and port security services, however its speciality is in the deployment of highly trained maritime security guards on an array of merchant and private vessels which transit high risk waters. This unique combined skill set is what has made their entry into the Counter Terror Awards so successful.

Maritime piracy and crime in West Africa in 2018 alone has been prevalent, with two merchant tankers being hijacked and many aggressive approaches to merchant vessels within the first 2 months of the year. Regal Maritime Solutions know that further threats to vessels whilst in port can be reduced by simple but effective security measures and stowaway searches prior to the vessels departure.

"Providing private maritime security in the various west African regions can prove challenging, but it is certainly worth utilising all security measures available when operating in the region. Regal Maritime Solutions can help vessel operators organise these security measures and ensure they are executed smoothly." – Ashley Haw, Director, Regal Maritime Solutions

Regal Maritime Solutions not only provides clients peace of mind when operating in high risk waters, but in turn are contributing to national and international security.

The team at Regal are proud to have been commended for their first class work and continued market leading efforts within the maritime security sector.