A new, collaborative and secure resource
Today sees the launch of Flag Victor, designed to assist ship owners and managers better navigate the selection of audited and reliable security providers.
Given the current high threat levels affecting many of the world’s major trade routes, many vessel operators are seeking both armed and non-armed guards to protect both vessels and their crews. Flag Victor streamlines this process by providing audited verification of the security providers to standards required by flag states, IMO, insurance, regulatory bodies and internal criteria. This essential step represents a huge saving in time, money and effort to shipping companies and their P&I Clubs. The goal is to increase efficiency in the procurement of maritime security services, ultimately leading to better protection for seafarers and vessels.
This innovative platform is based upon a secure online ISO 27001 verified website that increases the transparency and availability of security provision, improves dead/ballast leg functionality and maintains real time information on the capacities and capabilities of PMSCs. The website also offers ship owners the ability to source reputable suppliers for a range of other security needs – ranging from ISPS services to maritime cyber security.
The Flag Victor team comprises senior figures in the military and maritime worlds, bringing together individuals with experience from Flag States, ship operators, private security and well as legal and logistical backgrounds.
David Hopley – Flag Victor’s Chairman stated:
“Flagvictor.com is a new, collaborative and secure resource that helps ship owners cut through the complexities of maritime security procurement- saving everyone involved time, money and effort – the end result will be to provide effective protection for shipping more efficiently. There are many very professional security operations out there, but it’s not perfect, and we want to help owners find the best security providers at the right price”.
Source: Flag Victor