Maritime Security

Hart Maritime is an internationally recognised provider of specialised maritime security services from vessel and offshore asset protection to port security and ISPS compliance.

About Hart Maritime

Founded in 1999, Hart Maritime’s first contract was a complex and challenging task providing Fisheries Management and Protection off the coast of Puntland, Somalia.

Since its inception Hart Maritime has garnered extensive experience, whether that be Anti-Piracy in some of the world’s most dangerous shipping lanes, or protecting Oil and Gas projects in challenging security environments.

Whatever the risk Hart can assist with mitigation.

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As one of the most established maritime security providers, Hart Maritime can offer shipping and offshore clients comprehensive solutions to protect their people, assets and reputation against local and strategic risks. We appreciate the commercial and operational realities that our clients face; as such we remain involved at every stage of the project in order to provide effective security and risk mitigation, from corporate level to individual employees at the ‘coal face’.

We have the knowledge to provide professional and commercially viable solutions to client vessels and platforms operating in some of the most dangerous waters in the world.

From conception through to implementation, compliance and safety are at the forefront of all our operations. We are proud to be ISO PAS 28007, 9001 and 14001 compliant.

Our Services Include:

‘Hart Maritime has a 100% success rate and has provided security for more than 100 shipping companies’


Vessel Protection

Pioneers in piracy prevention – one of Hart Maritime’s earliest projects was training the Somali Coast Guard – we offer comprehensive services to protect against piracy attacks and mitigate the associated risks. Hart has a 100% success rate and has provided security for over 300 ship owners across the globe.

Our maritime security offerings are area related:

Gulf of Guinea

Hart Maritime’s services in the Gulf of Guinea centre on British and South African consultants, supported by indigenous security forces. We offer:

  • Assistance with Flag procedures and administration
  • 24/7 Operations Centre
  • Regular intelligence reports and updates
  • Liaison with local security forces, ensuring high standards

Indian Ocean

Hart Maritime’s counter-piracy product provides physical protection; the level of this protection is determined in conjunction with the client’s needs and a comprehensive risk assessment. We offer:

  • Assistance with Flag procedures and administration
  • 24/7 Operations Centre
  • Clear and internationally recognised Rules for the Use of Force
  • On-board bespoke crew training
  • Regular intelligence reports and updates
  • Vessel tracking
  • Comprehensive post transit reporting

South East Asia

Hart Maritime’s services in this region are bespoke and designed to suit a client’s individual needs. We generally offer unarmed protection, however armed services can be provided dependent on location. We offer:

  • Assistance with Flag procedures and administration
  • 24/7 Operations Centre
  • Regular intelligence reports and updates

Asset Repositioning

Due to Hart Maritime’s extensive experience across the world’s High Risk Areas, we are well placed to provide specialist protection for slow moving, high-value assets. Due to these assets’ low speed they are increasing vulnerable to not just pirates but none-state actors. We offer:

  • Assistance with Flag procedures and administration
  • 24/7 Operations Centre
  • Regular intelligence reports and updates
  • Pre-transit risk and vulnerability assessment

Offshore Security

Hart Maritime provides risk management and security services to the offshore Oil & Gas industry. When conducting projects in national waters we work with the local navy and coastguard, and can assist these parties with security training programmes. We work closely with the local population always taking into consideration the offshore cultural sensitivities.

As with all our services, requirements are determined with the client, analysing the risks and applying mitigation until they are within your tolerance levels. We can protect any kind of vessel, from small survey vessels up to the largest drilling platforms. We offer:

  • In depth Risk and Intelligence assessment of the project area and surrounding environs
  • Assistance with the provision of offshore security vessels
  • Provision of unarmed/armed teams
  • Liaison with local security forces
  • 24/7 support from our maritime operations centre
  • Regular intelligence reports and updates

Port Security

Hart’s consultants can provide comprehensive risk assessments and security surveys for ports in regions where the risks are dynamic and unpredictable. Our experience across both the Maritime and Land sectors, allows us to apply tried and tested mitigation measures, procedures and training in order to reduce or eradicate risks.

Hart can provide ISPS-compliant:

  • Port Facility Security Plans
  • Port Risk Assessments
  • Security and Leadership Training

ISPS Compliance

As well as ongoing projects on-board client vessels and platforms, Hart Maritime has specialised experience in this area. We established the global security (including the first ISO 28000 compliance) for Dubai Ports World, one of the largest marine terminal operators in the world.

As part of our vessel security package we conduct the following:

  • Ship security survey
  • Vessel risk assessment
  • Emergency Procedures

Hart will also conduct the following on request:

  • ISPS advising
  • Ship Security Officers Courses
  • Company Security Officers Courses

Intelligence and Risk Assessment products

Hart Maritime bases its risk assessments, route and general travel advice based on timely and accurate intelligence products. Our in-house team has access to several intelligence feeds to build a complete intelligence picture in order to advise on threat mitigation.

We offer the following products:

  • Bi-monthly intelligence report covering the Indian Ocean, Gulf of Guinea and South China Sea
  • Vessel threat assessments
  • Bespoke geographical intelligence assessments
  • Bespoke port risk/intelligence products