The following is the text of a press release issued by Open Ocean:
(PORTSMOUTH, England) — Attendance at the recent ISO conference to establish the framework and content of the new ISO PAS 28007 in Lyon gave Open Ocean another opportunity to talk to the industry about the merits of taking a holistic view of the provision of security to ships at sea. Open Ocean, a comprehensive maritime security system, was launched last month in London, and enthusiastically received by the global maritime community.
PAS 28007 is intended to set a standard by which PMSC s should operate when providing security personnel on ships operating in the HRA. Its development is an indication of the concern that many in the shipping world have about the apparent lack of such regulation in the market today and the scope for accidents and injury arising from "cowboy" operators able to move relatively freely in the marketplace.
“From the outset, it was the intention of the Open Ocean project to bring together a highly trained team of companies whose aim was to provide the very highest quality of service to ship owners and operators and who wished to work as part of a complete and integrated security service where the proper use of good intelligence data would be the priority,” stated Open Ocean Managing Director Murray Hammick. “With its holistic approach to maritime security, the strategy is coordinated, minimizing the risk of miscommunication and shipboard error.”
All members of the Open Ocean team were represented at the recent launch on the HQS Wellington in London, providing clear evidence of the fact that Open Ocean not only looks out to the shipping industry for confirmation that its aims and objectives are aligned with the market's requirements and expectations, but also works closely with every member of the team to provide a coordinated response to those requirements.
“We were pleased that discussions with attendees at the launch and also the ISO conference confirmed the fact that the new approach to providing an integrated security service is supported by all sectors of the maritime industry,” observed Hammick.
Open Ocean is an intelligence-led, integrated maritime security service, run along military lines and using best commercial practises, backed by a defence corporation with significant corporate resources and assets as well as impressive operational capabilities. Chenega Federal UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Chenega Corporation, an Alaskan Native Owned company headquartered in the USA. Open Ocean is headquartered in Portsmouth, England. For more information, contact Murray Hammick at Murray.Hammick@chenega.co.uk or visit http://www.chenega.com and http://www.openoceanmaritime.com.