Our in 1996 founded commercial security company as one (1) of the first maritime security provider world wide since 2005 had offered various options to the maritime industry for realizing effective, compliant and competitive armed maritime security and armed vessel protection services against any activities of terrorists and criminal groups at sea by realizing uncounted successful accomplished transit escorts in High Risk Areas (HRA's) around the globe.
Since 2008 when Somali Piracy has increased in the Indian Ocean Region and the surrounding sea spaces the maritime industry world has changed enormously and i.b.s.® has taken part to increase the security of merchant marine vessel and yachts during the use of international shipping lanes.
i.b.s.® and its specialists assist merchant shipping and cruise ship companies as well as owner, manager and operator of yachts, mega yachts and super yachts through tailor made maritime security concepts plus on special request with unarmed or armed maritime security operational services.
As an unique of our reliable operations and compare to the mass of maritime security provider on the international market, we are fully licensed and certified by various Governments and Governmental Organizations, own our complete sets of firearms and security related personal and team equipment plus working only with a staff of experienced maritime operator which are signed in our company with "fix employed" contracts, so you can expect a full legal operational fulfillment of your requirements as agreed.
Since 2008 the MARITIME SECURITY DIVISION of our company, which focuses exclusively on maritime security issues related to anti-piracy and counter-terrorism has a proven track record about successfully fulfilled armed maritime security and armed vessel protection missions to mitigate risks and secure the transit of our clients vessels around the globe.
All our missions as a valuable service have been arranged via our Repräsentative offices in USA / Florida (Miami and formerly Tampa), the Sultanate of Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm), the Rep. of Singapore (Singapore), the Rep. of Maldives (Malé) as well our head offices and branches in Germany (Sittensen and Hamburg). Since 01. of January 2019 we also operate via our new representative offices in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) plus in the capital city of Lithuania (Vilnius).
Further more our tailor made maritime security concepts focus on the vulnerability of our clients vessel, modular and individual training and e-learnings for ship crews and in-house for shipping company personal does not matter, if your are one of the world wide leading charter companies e.g. MAERSK, Hamburg Süd, Hapag Lloyd, UASC, a shipping company or a yacht owner, yacht manager or yacht operator.
All armed and unarmed anti-piracy and counter-terrorism measures realized through tailor-made-concepts of our company are a part of different possible maritime security operational concepts carried out in liaison with local security bodies in the coast states as well as specifically those at the HoA Horn of Africa with Red Sea, GoA Gulf of Aden, IOR Indian Ocean Region and other effect sea spaces to ensure smooth vessel operations at all times.
Throughout our specialists we are not only offer effective maritime security concepts through our experienced armed guards (especially for national and international transports of military goods) but in addition consultancy services, seminars and trainings for vessel crews in order to teach them the correct and comprehensive way to secure their vessels, as well as the correct anti-piracy and counter-terrorism actions to take when under attack by criminal groups (pirates) at sea.
The emphasis of all security and operational concepts is not exclusively focused on pirate attacks and counter terrorism measures when on transit in the sea areas of the HoA Horn of Africa or IOR Indian Ocean Region, as it also includes additional relevant sea spaces and further topics like e.g. cyber threat and cyber security for ships and company own digital infrastructure.
At this stage we also would like to take the opportunity to point out that, in line with the recommendation of the IMO and in compliance with the BIMCO "GUARDCON", our company possesses indemnity insurance cover of EUR 5,000,000 per each liability case but never one has occur to our clients.
In addition i.b.s.® is DNV-GL ISO 9001:2015 certified for e.g. "Armed Maritime Security Services".
Further more we are a bearer of the official certificate by the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) as one (1) of only five (5) maritime security provider world wide to serve on German flagged vessel and our company is the only (!) German security provider with professional operational experience since the year 2005 certified by the BAFA for commercial vessel, cruise vessel and yachts carrying the German flag
In addition we hold the official approval from several relevant flag and coastal states like Marshal Islands, Isle of Men, Djibouti, Maldives, and Oman but not limited to those to carry out professional armed maritime security services.
Last but not least our services are compliant with the respective international Laws and Conventions, e.g. ICoCA, IMO, SOLAS, ISPS and ISM Code, UNCLOS and SUA.
Main Office Sittensen / Germany
Lindenstr. 11, 27419 Sittensen / Germany / Europe
P.O. Box 1417, 27416 Sittensen / Germany / Europe
Phone.: +49 4282 59 40 798
Branch Office Hamburg / Germany
Pelzerstr. 2, 5th Floor, 20095 Hamburg / Germany / Europe
Mailing Address: Ballindamm 3, 7th Floor, 20095 Hamburg / Germany / Europe
Phone.: +49 40 879 79 85 0
Representative Office Florida / USA
Wells Fargo Plaza, 333SE 2nd Ave, Suite 2000
Miami / Florida 33131
United States of America
Tel.: +1 786 871 3390
Representative Office Muscat / Oman
Tamina Building, 02nd Floor
Al Nahdha Road, Wattaya, P.O. Box 395
PC 118 Muskat / Sultanate of Oman / Middle East
Phone: +968 2466 7782
Representative Office Singapur / Singapur
3 Temasek Avenue
Centennial Tower / Level 21 / 039190 Singapore
Republik Singapore / Asia
Tel: +65 65 49 72 09
Representative Office Vilnius / Lithuania
Vilniaus g. 31/1, 2nd Floor
Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-01402
Tel: +370 5210 0232