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

UGS Weekly Digest 05 – 11 May 2014

ISO 28000 with UKAS Blue

ISO/PAS 28007 The Accreditation for Maritime Security Companies By Ilias Papadopoulos Master in International Relations & Strategic Studies           The year 2008 saw the formation of a new trend in maritime commerce, piracy. The phenomenon of course was not unheard of, but at that time it became so menacing that shipping companies had to acknowledge it and took steps to protect their assets and interests. At first the states tried to play the role of the protector against maritime crime but the measure soon proved ineffective, both financially and legally. Meanwhile the reality remained unchanged, and demand of security from the ship owning companies and the charterers, soon produced supply from the private sector.             Thus a whole new … 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