i.b.s.® still No. #2 on German BAFA list!


On 16. of March 2023 the list of the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) for armed maritime security provider has been up dated. Now remaining on this list are only four (4) security provider (3 German, 1 British) world wide approved to carry out armed maritime security services on commercial vessel carrying the German flag. Our company i.b.s. International Operative Services e.K. founded in the year 1996 and approved since the establishment of the new German law in the year 2013 has received its renewed approval in February 2023 coming into effect up from 16. of March 2023 and is still the only German security company with comprehensive operational experience in the provision of armed maritime security services on commercial vessel and yachts. With this shorten list of only four (4) BAFA approved security provider but with only two (2) of them showing uninterrupted operational experience in the context of counter piracy missions the market has as well shorten in regards of the legal provision of armed maritime security services on German flagged vessel. We are proud being still one (1) of these approved companies at this list.

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
E-Mail: info@ibs-ops.com

Branch Office Hamburg / Germany

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

Phone.: +49 40 879 79 85 0 
E-Mail: hamburg@ibs-ops.com

Representative Office Florida / USA

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

Tel.: +1 786 7430733
E-Mail: miami@ibs-ops.com

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
E-Mail: muscat@ibs-ops.com

Representative Office Singapur / Singapur

3 Temasek Avenue
Centennial Tower / Level 21 / 039190 Singapore
Republik Singapore / Asia

Tel: +65 65 49 72 09
E-Mail: singapore@ibs-ops.com

Representative Office Vilnius / Lithuania 

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

Phone: +370 520 78892
E-Mail: vilnius@ibs-ops.com