Maritime Security · Counter-Piracy · Training · Consulting

Since the year 2005 our in 1996 founded commercial security company offers various options to realize effective maritime security against the activities of criminal groups at sea (pirates) and therefor assist shipping companies as well as the owner, manager or operator of yachts, mega yachts and super yachts through tailor made security concepts.

The MARITIME DIVISION of our company, which focuses exclusively on issues related to anti-piracy and counter-piracy has a proven track record about various successfully security missions for commercial vessels and yachts at sea without creating deviations or similar liability cases for our clients. All member of this dedicated division are hand selected, very well trained and experienced and are proud to be a part of the specialized teams in i.b.s.® called M.R.U. Maritime Response Units.

All anti-piracy measures are in part carried out in close collaboration with the 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 and IOR Indian Ocean Region and other effect sea spaces.

Throughout our specialists we are not only offer maritime security through experienced armed guards (especially for national and international transports of military goods) but in addition consulting services, seminars and trainings for vessels' crews in order to teach them the correct and comprehensive way to secure their vessels, as well as the correct anti-piracy and counter-piracy actions to take when under attack by criminal groups at sea.

The emphasis of all measures is not exclusively focused on pirate attacks when in transit or in the sea areas of the HoA Horn of Africa or IOR Indian Ocean Region, as it also includes additional relevant topics and sea areas.

In addition to those services, we also provide

  • Threat assessments for commercial vessel and yachts
  • Counter-piracy training for vessels' crews, also encompassing additional training in vessel and personal security, including the realistic simulation of pirate attacks (on-site training abroad or when either in harbour or docked in Germany or a country of your convenience)
  • Consultation on the installation of defense features, defensive measures, and protective equipment on board as well as additional training of the respective vessel's crew in their use (e.g. safe room, muster area, razor wire, BMP 4 and further)
  • The provision of individual alarm plans, communication plans, bridge reaction and master bridge plans, evacuation plans as well as additional pre-transit checklists
  • Secure Yacht Delivery and provision of escort vessel´s
  • Additional pro-active measures through our experienced armed i.b.s. maritime operator and consultant

At this stage we would also like to take this 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.

i.b.s.® is DNV-GL ISO 9001:2008 certified and as well approved by the Belgium Federal Public Service Interior (IBZ), the German Federal Office for Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and other relevant flag and coastal states like Marshal Islands, Isle of Men, Djibouti, Maldives, Mauritius and Oman but not limited to those to carry out armed maritime security services.

Our services are compliant with international Laws and Conventions, e.g. ICoC, IMO, SOLAS, ISPS and ISM Code, UNCLOS and SUA.

Memberships & Partners


Main Office Sittensen / Germany

Lindenstr. 11
27419 Sittensen / Germany / Europe

Phone.: +49 4282 5940798

Branch Office Hamburg / Germany

Schauenburgerstr. 23
20095 Hamburg / Germany / Europe

Phone.: +49 40 87979850

Representative Office Florida / USA

3001 N. Rocky Point Drive, East / 2nd Floor
Tampa / Florida 33607
United States of America

Phone.: +1 813 3673578

Representative Office Muscat / Oman

Regus Muscat Qurum, 2nd Floor / Tamina Building
Al Nahdha Road Wattayah / Muscat
Sultanate of Oman / Middle East

Phone: +968 24667782

Representative Office Singapore / Singapore

3 Temasek Avenue / Centennial Tower
Level 21 / 039190 Singapore / Republic of Singapore / Asia

Phone.: +65 65497209

Representative Office Malé / Maldives

H. Jazeera Building / 7. Floor / Boduthakurufaanu Magu
Malé 20077 / Republic of Maldives / Asia

Phone: +960 7949655