UGS Sec. Operatives training always top priority

UGS training system and methodology for our security operators incorporates a comprehensive and continuously evolving approach, consisting of land based – in our Training Centre – initial and enhanced refreshment training courses, as well as on the job training during the operations and under specific program. Of course – apart from these – our sec. operators have to successfully undergo First Aid – trauma response training from recognized organizations, as well as firearms live firing and tactics courses in order to keep their knowledge and awareness in the highest level possible. This way they make the most of their already significant special forces and military background and valuable expertise, while along with the special lessons learned sessions and workshops they … Continue reading

Yemen bans entry to territorial waters

April 2015 – Navigation in Yemen’s territorial waters has been banned from 12 April 2015 and ships are not allowed into Yemen unless inspected and approval by the Saudi-led coalition forces, as BIMCO passed in a security advisory. The ban started after the Yemen’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs delegated the coalition forces to implement it. In a statement signed by the Foreign Minister Riyadh Yassin, it is stated that “Yemen has banned entry into the territorial waters and has authorized coalition countries to implement the decision, adding that the ban has been imposed on the country’s maritime zones”. The term “maritime zones” was not clearly defined in the statement though and clarification should be sought from port agents and P&I … Continue reading

Kenya strikes Somalia Al-Shabaab camps

kenya strikes al shabaab

April 2015 – Kenya’s air force launched strikes in Somalia on 5 April 2015,  that reportedly destroyed two camps linked to the Islamist militant group al Shabaab, Kenyan military officials said on Monday April 6th. This is the first round of military action to follow the massacre at Garissa University College last week that left 148 people dead. The airstrikes occurred Sunday April 5th afternoon and Monday April 6th morning in the Gedo region, just across the border in southern Somalia. According to Reuters, Kenyan army spokesman David Obonyo declared that the mission was part of ongoing attempts to stop the al Qaeda-linked militant group from waging attacks on the Kenyan side of the border. “The bombings are part of the continued … Continue reading