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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
10 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
21 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
29 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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Top 10 Travel Safety Resolutions Your Organisation Should Make in 2019
17 Dec 2018

Top 10 Travel Safety Resolutions Your Organisation Should Make in 2019

  Read Securewest’s top 10 resolutions your organisation should make this year to improve your travel risk management program and increase your traveller’s safety.   1. Keep safety at the top of your agenda Are your policies and procedures up to date, relevant...
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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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The Rise of the Female Business Traveller
06 Nov 2018

The Rise of the Female Business Traveller

8 TOP TIPS to ultimately improve your travel safety     According to new research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and AIG Travel, 83 per cent of women (more than 8 in 10) have experienced at least one safety-related incident while travelling for business...
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Travel Risk Management for the Higher Education Sector
22 Oct 2018

Travel Risk Management for the Higher Education Sector

7 STEPS to help your university mitigate risks   In an ever-changing world, the risks faced by international travellers are constantly evolving too. The majority of universities now have an extensive overseas travel programme and duty of care is no longer an ethical concern but a legal...
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Maritime Security: Past, Present and Future
27 Sep 2018

Maritime Security: Past, Present and Future

This year the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) celebrates 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organisation was adopted. The World Maritime Day theme for the year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future".  This has provided...
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Autumn / Winter Training Course Schedule
17 Sep 2018

Autumn / Winter Training Course Schedule

At Securewest we offer a wide range of national and international maritime, land and corporate security training courses and are an approved adult learning centre, accredited by Pearson and City & Guilds to deliver BTEC and NVQ qualifications. We have just launched our Autumn / Winter...
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Securewest is exhibiting at Business Travel Conference 11 - 12 September 2018 at London Hilton Bankside
10 Sep 2018

Securewest is exhibiting at Business Travel Conference 11 - 12 September 2018 at London Hilton Bankside

Securewest International is exhibiting at The Business Travel Conference 2018 for the first time.    The Business Travel Conference has been a key fixture in the business travel world since 2007 as the major annual event of The Business Travel Magazine.   The conference takes...
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Securewest is pleased to be exhibiting at Business Travel Show 21-22 Feb 2018 at Olympia, London
10 Feb 2018

Securewest is pleased to be exhibiting at Business Travel Show 21-22 Feb 2018 at Olympia, London

Securewest International is pleased to be exhibiting at the Business Travel Show 2018,  Europe’s largest specialised exhibition and conference bringing together more than 7,000 buyers and managers of business travel. The event offers visitors the chance to compare and evaluate over...
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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...
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Securewest is pleased to be presenting and exhibiting at Education Without Borders 2017
01 Nov 2017

Securewest is pleased to be presenting and exhibiting at Education Without Borders 2017

Securewest International is pleased to be presenting and exhibiting at Education Without Borders, 22nd November, 2017, an event for travel risk professionals operating in the Education sector. We will be exploring, a case study of two different researchers, who had the same...
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Our New Logo
04 Jul 2017

Our New Logo

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new company logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. This past year, Securewest reached some exciting milestones. The year not only marked thirty years of serving our clients, but also saw the launch of Sphere, our suite...
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Adventure Travel Show
13 Jan 2017

Adventure Travel Show

Securewest International Risk Consultant, Nick Thomas, will be one of the panel of experts discussing Crisis Management at the Adventure Travel Conference on 20th Jan 2016.  Nick will be providing some top strategy tips on planning for and delivering a crisis response.  The Adventure...
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Sphere Video
27 Oct 2016

Sphere Video

Securewest has produced a short, informative video on Sphere, the integrated solution which merges all risk management tools into one, easy to use, portal that allows clients to better manage their travel risk and personnel itineraries. Sphere enables the seamless risk management of all...
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ABTA Crisis Management Communications Seminar
24 Oct 2016

ABTA Crisis Management Communications Seminar

Securewest is pleased to announce its attendance and co-sponsorship of ABTA's Crisis Management seminar on Monday 31st October 2016. The one day event in London, will see a number of speakers present on relevant and informative sessions, including:     How to manage...
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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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Monaco Yacht Show 2016
13 Sep 2016

Monaco Yacht Show 2016

Securewest is pleased to confirm they will be attending Monaco Yacht Show, 28th September - 1st October. As ACREW Premium Partners, Securewest will be situated at La Rascasse for the event and meetings can be arranged with the Securewest team throughout the 3 days to discuss any security...
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Securewest partner with ACREW for second year
01 Aug 2016

Securewest partner with ACREW for second year

Securewest is pleased to announce the continued association with ACREW for a second year. ACREW deliver high–standard worldwide events which introduce professional development opportunities to superyacht captains and crew. Over the last 12 months, Securewest has worked closely with ACREW...
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ABTA Travel Matters Conference
22 Jun 2016

ABTA Travel Matters Conference

Securewest was delighted to officially launch the new platform Sphere at ABTA's Travel Matters Conference in London. Securewest's James Lawrence-Felton, Head of Land Operations was delighted to meet so many ABTA members and partners to demonstrate the new platform. Sphere, the new...
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Introducing Sphere !
22 Jun 2016

Introducing Sphere !

Securewest is delighted to announce the launch of SPHERE. Sphere is an innovative Travel Risk Management platform, powered by Securewest International. Sphere enables the seamless risk management of all aspects of international travel in a world where emerging risks can harm your people,...
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ABTA Advanced Crisis Management Seminar
08 Jun 2016

ABTA Advanced Crisis Management Seminar

Securewest was pleased to sponsor ABTA’s Advanced Crisis Management Seminar in London on 8th June, with Securewest's David Summerfield and James Lawrence-Felton discussing why training for a crisis is paramount. The full programme had fascinating speakers from ABTA and the industry...
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Palma Superyacht Show
02 May 2016

Palma Superyacht Show

Securewest was delighted to attend the Palma Superyacht Show which was an event in the superyacht calendar not to miss! Partnering with Acrew we saw an exhilarating programme of workshops, lunches and crew drinks. Securewest delivered 3 workshops during the event - looking at Crew Safety &...
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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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Superyacht Personal Safety Ashore
01 Mar 2016

Superyacht Personal Safety Ashore

What would you do if you were caught up in a terror incident ashore? Securewest has collaborated with Captain Rod Hatch for OnboardOnline to produce an article with insight and advice, looking at what actions to take with an Aide Memoire available for download. To view the article and download...
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Securewest partner with ABTA
25 Feb 2016

Securewest partner with ABTA

Securewest is delighted to announce they have become an ABTA partner. ABTA is the UK’s largest travel association, representing the travel industry, offering support, protection and expertise. ABTA has been a trusted travel brand for more than 65 years, offering advice and guidance to...
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Latest superyacht security equipment
23 Feb 2016

Latest superyacht security equipment

A fascinating guide on the latest superyacht security equipment by Yachting Pages including Securewest's insight. Security is a global issue that manifests itself through the IMO’s, SOLAS, ISPS, and STCW requirements and security is just as important now as it ever was. Securewest...
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Securewest Training Website Launch
05 Feb 2016

Securewest Training Website Launch

Securewest is delighted to announce the launch of www.securewest-training.com The new training website which has the facility for students to book courses on the site and pay via PayPal, has a number of exciting features including full details on the variety of courses Securewest offers in...
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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 STCW95 Course
05 Jan 2016

Securewest launch STCW95 Course

Securewest is thrilled to announce the launch of their MCA approved STCW95 course. The 5 day course covers all four STCW95 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 course worth...
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Season's Greetings
24 Dec 2015

Season's Greetings

Securewest would like to thank all of their clients and suppliers for their support in 2015.    
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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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Securewest Obtains ISO 28007-1:2015
10 Dec 2015

Securewest Obtains ISO 28007-1:2015

Securewest International is delighted to announce it has obtained ISO 28007-1:2015. ISO 28007-1:2015 gives guidelines containing additional sector-specific recommendations, which companies who comply with ISO 28000 can implement to demonstrate that they provide Privately Contracted Armed...
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Maritime Assistance Centre celebrates 10th anniversary
11 Nov 2015

Maritime Assistance Centre celebrates 10th anniversary

Securewest is delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Maritime Assistance Centre (MAC). The 24/7/365 response and security advice centre, has been supporting over 16 million tonnes of international shipping for the last 10 years, ensuring total peace of mind for CSOs in charge...
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High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean reduced
08 Oct 2015

High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean reduced

High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean reduced. Full details click here
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Securewest partner with Acrew
18 Sep 2015

Securewest partner with Acrew

Securewest are thrilled to announce their partnership with Acrew Yachting. Acrew deliver high–standard worldwide events which introduce professional development and networking opportunities to superyacht captains and crew. Securewest are delighted to be joining Acrew at Monaco Yacht Show...
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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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National Cycle Challenge
06 Jul 2015

National Cycle Challenge

The Securewest UK Office is thrilled to announce they came 2nd overall in their category in the National Cycle Challenge - Congratulations to the team! For the full results 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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A resurgent threat
23 Dec 2014

A resurgent threat

Read our article in Cargo Security Intelligence here
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Securewest achieves associate membership of BIMCO
24 Jun 2014

Securewest achieves associate membership of BIMCO

Securewest achieves associate membership of BIMCO, one of the world's largest shipping associations. The company's membership was confirmed at a recent meeting of the BIMCO Executive Committee, making it one of only a few accredited Private Maritime Security Companies to have been...
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