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

UGS Basic Training Course 5-7 November 2014


It is by now quite known that we, at United Guards Services, believe in the power of continuous and focused training.  Therefore we once more held a UGS Basic Training Course for new sec. operators in our Training Center facilities in Piraeus from 5 to 7 November 2014.Our trainees had the opportunity to have the necessary induction training, as well as full BMP-4 and anti piracy theory and practice, further enhanced in SOPs, rules for the use of force, legal aspects of maritime security, current regulations and operational updates and of course the firearms competency course. Even though our security operators come with a solid qualifications and experience background, this basic training course aims to their proper preparation for their … Continue reading

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

ISO 28000 with UKAS Blue

      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

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

Piraeus, 15 November 2013: Advanced UGS Workshop – Maritime Security Theory and Practice


On November 15, United Guards Services facilitated and hosted an advanced Maritime Security workshop for its team leaders, members and executives. The workshop was delivered by Ioannis Chapsos, who is a Research Fellow in Maritime Security in Coventry University (United Kingdom). This useful workshop, among others, included discussion about contemporary threats to maritime security on worldwide basis, with a specific focus on piracy, its operational typology in regional terms and the applied strategies to counter it at international organizations’, states’ and private sector’s level. Finally, there was a broad interactive session where participants were given the opportunity to discuss legal, training, operational and ethical concerns, surrounding the globalised private security industry.

Hydra, 14 September 2013: UGS in the 5th Hydra Shipping Conference

5th Hydra Shipping Conference

Τhe 5th Hydra Shipping Conference, took place in Hydra on Saturday, September 14th 2013. This Conference is a meeting point of leading Greek ship owners, distinguished experts from the international shipping world, academics as well as historical Hydriot shipping families. This year the Conference focused on key issues of Maritime Greece in the context of the privatization era and China-Greece cooperation. Keynote speaker was Mr. Panagiotis Mihalos, Secretary General for International Economic Relations & Development Cooperation, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the program also included distinguished participants and keynote speakers from the Maritime Community, Commerce and Governmental Pillars. United Guards Services Ltd was proud to be Great Sponsor of the event and had the opportunity to present the security … Continue reading