United Guards Services Ltd. achieves the new ISO/PAS 28007 Certification

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      United Guards Services Ltd. has the great pleasure and honour to announce that has successfully concluded ISO/PAS 28007 certification process with Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance – LRQA (UKAS Accredited) and acquired this most valuable credential. ISO/PAS 28007 proves and further enhances our already well established reputation and credibility, giving absolute confidence to our valued customers, trading partners and key stakeholders that we keep up the good and hard work with professionalism and dedication; that we address appropriately and to the very last detail all external and internal issues relating to our high quality maritime security services that we provide;and that we follow a methodical risk assessment approach, thus ensuring proper resources are applied to reduce overall security risks. … Continue reading

AMISOM condemns attack in Buulo Burto town, Somalia


Mogadishu, March 18th 2014 The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif today strongly condemned the cowardly attack on AMISOM and Somali National Forces in Buulo Burto. During the 3am attack, a vehicle filled with explosives rammed into one of the gates housing the soldiers in Buulo Burto town located 125 kilometres from Beledweyne in South Central Somalia, killing AMISOM and SNA troops and injuring others. Ambassador Annadif expressed his heartfelt condolences to the Djiboutian contingent and Somali National Army following the loss of life of the soldiers, adding that AMISOM will not be deterred in its determination to secure the safety of the Somali people. “AMISOM today stands with the fallen … Continue reading

Towards an EU integrated approach to global maritime security

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The European Commission and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy have adopted today a Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council “For an open and secure global maritime domain: elements for a European Union maritime security strategy”. This joint communication presents a vision of the Union’s maritime security interests and threats, and proposes the areas in which cooperation between various maritime players can be enhanced beyond what is already good practice today. It encompasses all maritime functions, from coastguards to navies, port authorities and customs duty officers and would affect the EU waters as well as each ship sailing under EU Member States’ – flag and have a global reach. This … Continue reading

Piraeus 20 February 2014 – UGS 1st CSO Maritime Security Workshop

In a fast changing maritime environment, new needs and challenges continuously emerge. We at United Guards Services Ltd., always trying to keep the Maritime Community properly informed, had the great pleasure to hold our 1st CSO Maritime Security Workshop, in our Training Centre Facilities in Piraeus. This unique initiative marked the beginning of UGS Training and Informative series of events, which aim to offer our partners and clients a comprehensive and continuously updated reliable information on the major maritime security issues worldwide. This 1st CSO Maritime Security Workshop focused on the increasing maritime crime incidents within the globalized marine environment, the key players at international level and potential initiatives. Coordinator was Dr. Ioannis Chapsos, Research Fellow in Maritime Security at … Continue reading