Guardian’s COO, Michael Wingate, said: “Nigeria is a complex environment in which to operate and we are delighted to have obtained all the necessary licences and approvals to offer a legal and credible security solution to the shipping industry in Nigerian Territorial Waters.
“Recent developments in Nigeria mean that, now more than ever, it is important that the shipping industry selects the correct security provider, having undergone a thorough due diligence process.”
Guardian was formed in 2007 as a bespoke risk management and crisis response company focusing on private client services and family offices. It quickly developed, offering a wider range of services and establishing itself in the commercial market servicing various multinational companies and organisations.
Due to the emerging threat of Somalia-based piracy and attacks on the offshore and STS industry in the Gulf of Guinea, Guardian established its maritime division in May 2011, utilising the extensive maritime experience of its founding members as a launch pad to provide security solutions to the shipping and offshore industry.