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.

In 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, 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.

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) as well our head offices and branches in Germany (Sittensen and Hamburg).

Since 01. of January 2019 we also operate via our representative office in the capital city of Lithuania (Vilnius).

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.

Throughout our specialists we are not only offer effective maritime security concepts through our experienced on-board 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 does not matter in transit or in ports and includes further topics like e.g. cyber threat and cyber security for ships and shipping companies 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" 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 four (4) 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.

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, 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
  • the Gulf of Guinea, especially Nigeria
  • the surrounding waters or other sea areas

then, please do not hesitate to contact us via 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

Harbour City Operations Office

Überseeallee 1, 2. Floor, 20457 Hamburg

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