Control Risks Maritime Security Services has been awarded authorisation by the Panama Maritime Authority as a Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC), ahead of the 3rd October deadline to provide privately contracted armed security personnel onboard Panamanian flagged vessels transiting the High Risk Area (Resolution No.106-13-DGMM of 8th March, 2012).
Control Risks was one of the first eight companies to pass Stage One of the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) Certification Standard and be awarded Industry Membership and the company has also successfully completed the Gray Page vetting process for the North of England P&I Club.
Tim Stear, Director of Maritime Security for Control Risks, commented: “We are delighted to have been authorised by the Panama Maritime Authority. We believe industry standards play a critical role in helping drive consistently high levels of service and professionalism in the maritime security sector.”
“Whilst this applies to Panama-flagged vessels only, it is a stringent technical audit of Control Risks’ standards against IMO guidelines by one of the leading authorities. Together with similar accreditations with SAMI and Grey Page, our authorisation by the Panama Maritime Authority demonstrates Control Risks’ compliance with and continued support for industry standards.”