This company is providing consultancy services to both the private and the public sector, namely governmental entities and, in particular, their maritime administrations and the shipping industry at large for the implementation of IMO instruments (Conventions, Codes, Guidelines, Recommendations, etc.) on matters of maritime safety, security (particularly counter-­piracy) and facilitation of international maritime traffic.

Concerning Maritime Safety, the company expertise relates to the operational safety part, seafarer training and human element issues namely:

  • Safety of Maritime Navigation (i.e. ship reporting and routing systems, traffic separation schemes, pilotage services, etc.)
  • Search and Rescue (i.e. provision and coordination of SAR services and treatment of persons rescued at sea)
  • Ship identification, monitoring and tracking (i.e. Long­-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) of ships and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS))
  • Seafarer training (i.e. STCW Convention and Code)
  • International Safety Management (ISM) Code
  • Maritime Administration, delegation of authority and oversight of Recognised Organizations (RO Code)
  • IMO Member State Audit Scheme (IMSAS) and III Code
  • Transport of dangerous goods by see
  • Handling of dangerous goods in port areas

Concerning Maritime Security, the company expertise relates to the implementation of SOLAS Chapter XI­-2 on measures to enhance maritime security and the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code, the Suppression of unlawful acts against the safety of navigation (SUA) Convention and its protocols and Counter­-Piracy measures, both in regulatory terms as well as capacity building, namely:

  • Ship and port security
  • Maritime domain awareness and training
  • Information collation and sharing
  • Ship profiling
  • Ship identification, monitoring, tracking and boarding
  • Counter-­piracy measures at sea and ashore
  • Capacity building

Concerning Facilitation of international maritime traffic, the company expertise relates to the implementation of the corresponding FAL Convention, harmonization and simplification of port procedures and management an the reduction of ships’ turn around time in ports, namely:

  • Harmonization of clearance documentation and procedures for ships and cargo
  • Use of EDI in ship and cargo clearance
  • One­stop shopping
  • Disembarkation of persons rescued at sea