Security company celebrates accreditation


Maritime security company Secure a Ship has been celebrating after achieving Panama Accreditation and ISO 9001.

Panama Accreditation was first introduced on 4th April to officially communicate the Panama Maritime Authority requirements for private maritime security companies (PMSC) to meet, in order to become authorised by this Administration.

The Resolution will enter into force on 3rd October and the accreditation requires companies to meet certain standards and use accredited personnel; this ensures that every transit is safe and secure. These measures have the sole purpose of having a better control over these companies and at the same time to offer users the best possible quality services. With the assistance of ISM Shipping, experts in the accreditation process, this accreditation for SaS adds to its portfolio of satisfied clients.

ISO 9001 was first introduced in 1987 and requires organisations to demonstrate that they do what they say they do and that they have a quality management system in place to ensure consistency and improvement; leading to high levels of performance and customer satisfaction.

Secure a Ship CEO Paul Maguire said: “We are particularly pleased to have achieved Panama and ISO 9001 certification as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality. 

“Not many customers get to see their suppliers’ ‘back-office’ activities. This recognition demonstrates we can provide a quality solution from quotation to delivery. Ms Maria Dixon from ISM Shipping has been the guiding light in the Panama Accreditation process, her due–diligence and work effort has been exceptional”.

Mr Maguire added: “Secure a Ship’s roots are deeply set in Hereford the home of the SAS. Our maritime knowledge is extensive, even our directors have first-hand experiences dealing with piracy attacks. Secure a Ship has set the benchmark for other PMSCs to reach and they welcome them onboard as they believe achieving these standards can only benefit clients and seafarers alike.”