Maritime Security Armed · Ship Security · Anti Piracy · Armed Guards · Counter Piracy · Risks Analysis in the maritime Domain · Harbour Protection

Our in 1996 founded commercial security company as one (1) of the first maritime security provider world wide was offering 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 the year 2005.

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, counter-piracy and counter-terrorism has a proven track record about uncounted successfull accomplished armed maritime security and armed vessel protection operations to mitigate risks and secure the transit of our clients merchant vessels and yachts around the globe.

In addition, we also provide our spezialized services for the areas of "Port Security" (ISPS Code) and "Maritime Force Protection", which include, among other things, the protection of floating LNG terminals, so-called FSRUs (Floating Storage and Regasification Units). which, due to their sensitivity as critical maritime infrastructure, require special attention to security from the outside, especially from the water side. In principle, this also applies to nuclear power plants and other general and critical infrastructure and industrial companies located on waterways.

Within the Maritime Security Division and there the "M.R.U. Maritime Response Unit", i.b.s.® has had its own "S.B.G. Special Boat Group" since 2023. These operators, who specialize in the management and operation of RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), have all the officially required licenses as well as tactical and advanced trainings.

With these specialists, their highly qualified training and further education, as well as in combination with the equiment used, such as ZODIAC Rib´s, i.b.s.® can call itself the only provider in the German security industry and maritime security that has its own specialized boat group for waterside protection of general and critical infrastructure, scalable up to armed waterside protection operations using additional state-of-the-art sensor technology, such as e.g. ROVs.

All our missions as a valuable service were arranged via our Repräsentative offices in USA/Florida (Miami), the Sultanate of Oman (Muscat, Salalah, Sohar and Duqm), the Rep. of Singapore (Singapore), within Lithuania (Vilnius) as well our head offices and branches in Germany (Sittensen and Hamburg).

Further more our tailor made maritime security concepts focus on the vulnerability of our clients vessel and yachts, 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, West Africa with Gulf of Guinea Region and other effect sea spaces to ensure smooth vessel operations at all times.

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 ISO 9001:2015 certified for e.g. "Armed Maritime Security Services" and we are also approved through SHELL GLOBAL as a commercial security service provider for the Oil & Gas Industry. Additionally to match the requirements of our clients on a next higher level especially in the Oil, Gas, Petroleum and Energy Industry in 2019 we have implemented an IMS including the ISO standards 48001 and 14001.

We are a bearer of the official certificate by the BAFA German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) as one (1) of only three (3) German maritime security provider world wide but our company is the only (!) German armed security provider within the maritime security industry and operational experiences since the year 2005, certified by the BAFA in collaboration with the German Cost Guard for commercial vessel, cruise vessel and yachts carrying the German flag who is still offering the service of armed maritime security.

Not limited to this i.b.s.® hold the official approval from several relevant flag and coastal states e.g. Marshal Islands, Isle of Men, Djibouti, Maldives, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Oman 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.

Would you like to learn more about our services wether for

  • armed on-board maritime security teams
  • armed escort security vessels
  • the East Coast of Africa
  • the West Coast of Africa
  • maritime critical infrastructur
  • S.B.G. Special Boat Group (unarmed and armed)
  • ROV (Remotly Operated Underwater Vehicle)
  • Harbour Protection
  • Mobile Inshore and Offshore Surveilance
  • Mobile Onshore and Offshore Undersea Surveilance (ROV)
  • Mobile Air Surveilance (UAV)
  • Port Security and Harbor Defense
  • Harbor Approach Defense
  • Coastal Area Security
  • High Speed Interception
  • Anti Terrorism and Maritime Force Protection

then, please do not hesitate to contact us via or and we will be happy to inform you about our prooven reliable, trusfull and cost effecient services during a personal non-binding conversation.

i.b.s.® is specialized in a selection of services. We ensure that they are executed with competence, efficiency, reliability and discretion. Our staff stands for it with their high motivation, extensive knowledge and professional experience and therefor we accept serious inquiries about your personal safety issues at any time, even if they differ from the services offered on this web site.

Memberships & Partners

Bundesverband für Logistik
Ghorfa Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Logistikinitiative Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


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

Georgsplatz 1, 4. Floor
20099 Hamburg, Germany, Europe

Phone.: +49 40 879 79 85 0 

Representative Office Florida / USA

66 West Flagger Street, Suite 900,                                                                                                   Downtown Miami
Miami / Florida 33130
United States of America

Tel.: +1 786 7430733

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 

Gedimino pr.20
Vilnius, Lithuania, LT-01103
East Europe

Phone: +370 520 78892