Superyacht Security in Yacht Investor Magazine

Superyacht security is an important aspect of ownership that is often overlooked by the owners of luxury yachts.  In recent years, some yachts have been the victim of violent criminal attacks.  From piracy to terrorism, these threats should not be taken lightly.  However, as Ed Hill explains in this article for Yacht Investor magazine, these threats can be significantly reduced if managed correctly.

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The Russian Party at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show

Intrepid Risk Management was delighted to be invited as one of the co-sponsors of the Russian Party at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.  Hosted by London law firm Bargate Murray, the event symbolises the strong connections with the yachting industry and our Russian clientele.

 

Held at Le Before Bar on Monaco’s Route de la Piscine, the event was attended by a eclectic range of international representatives from within the superyacht industry.  The plentiful supply of sumptuous food and drinks served amidst a warm, friendly ambience ensured that a great time was had by all.

 

As co-sponsors and providers of the evening’s concierge service, Intrepid Risk Management would like to thank our hosts Bargate Murray, our fellow co-sponsors Lumotics Marine, Watkins Superyachts, Daria Piletskaya (artist), itBoat, Yachts Russia, Yacht Investor, Vaara, Russian Sturgeon, Wista Russia, Russian Roulette, Robert Allen Law, Rosgosstrakh and all of the staff at Le Before Bar Monaco for a truly fantastic evening, we look forward to seeing you all again next year!

 

Meet us at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco since 1991, the MYS is the only place to admire, visit and purchase around 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards. 40 new launches are unveiled in world premiere for every edition.

On docks, the MYS exhibits 500 world leading luxury yachting companies, amongst which the trendiest superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and the most important brokerage houses.

The Monaco Yacht Show is the one and only occasion in the year – and in the world – to discover the greatest of superyachting in the glamorous setting of Monaco.

The Show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Tunisia Superyacht Security Report – September 2015

As the Mediterranean yachting season draws to a close, a number of superyachts plan to make the short trip across the Mediterranean to Tunisia.  A number of well publicised events has led to security concerns for superyachts intending to visit the country.  In response to the concerns of our superyacht clients, Intrepid Risk Management has produced the following report.  To read the report… CLICK HERE

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System

Intrepid Risk Management has successfully undergone a stringent third-party audit process to maintain its compliance with the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System.  This demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best possible service to our growing list of valued clients.

ISO 9001:2008 certification is used by both customers and companies as a method of controlling their quality.  The Standard provides a framework to manage a business and ensure a philosophy of continual improvement in all aspects of the business.  It is externally assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure these business practices are maintained.  Some of the principles of ISO 9001:2008 are:

Customer Focus – organisations depend on their customers and therefore need to shape activities around the fulfilment of market need.

Leadership – needed to provide unity of purpose and direction.

Involvement of Personnel – creates an environment where people become fully involved in achieving the organisation’s objectives

Process Approach – to achieve organisational objectives, resources and activities need to be managed as processes, with an understanding of how the outputs of one process affect the inputs of another.

System Approach to Management – the effectiveness and efficiency of the organisation depends on a systemised approach to work activities.

Continual Improvement – adopting this as a part of everyday culture is a key objective for any organisation.

Fact Based Decision-Making – effective decisions are based on the logical and intuitive analysis of data and factual information.

Mutually Beneficial Supplier Relationships – such relationships will enhance the ability to create value.

Some of the benefits to our customers:

  • Improved quality and service.
  • Delivery on time.
  • Right first time attitude.
  • Fewer returned products and complaints.
  • Independent audit demonstrates commitment to quality.

 

Safe and Secure in the Med?

The Mediterranean Sea is a summer playground, but with more unrest along it’s southern and eastern coats, what dangers lie ahead for superyachts?  Ed Hill was asked to share his expertise for this article.

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Intrepid Joins the British Bodyguard Association

In a move designed to enhance its reputational credibility, Intrepid Risk Management has been accepted by the British Bodyguard Association (BBA) to join the organisation as a Corporate Member.  The BBA was formed in 2008 during a period of unprecedented growth in the bodyguard / close protection industry with the aim of setting a high benchmark of quality and providing ongoing support to its members.

 

The Close Protection industry is a vibrant and continually evolving sector that has grown considerably over the past few years.  The role of the Close Protection Officer is a demanding one that requires high levels of dedication beyond those required of most other professions.  Consequently, the BBA has set its own high professional standards of which its members must both achieve and uphold.

 

Jon Moss of the BBA said, “We’re delighted to welcome Intrepid to the BBA, they bring with them a wealth of experience particularly in the maritime and superyacht security sectors.”

 

Ed Hill, Managing Director of Intrepid Risk Management stated, “The British Bodyguard Association is an upstanding organisation that brings a whole range of benefits to the industry and to its members.  Joining the BBA has not only increased the credibility of the company, it has given us access to some of the best close protection operators in the industry”.

Indian Ocean and Somali Piracy by Ed Hill

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Opinion: Piracy in Southeast Asia

Opinion: A thought-provoking article illustrating how Southeast Asia is now widely regarded as the world’s most piracy infested waters.

Piracy in this region is hardly something new and the author correctly points out that more collaboration is needed between the authorities of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.  Moreover, similar strategies used to combat Somali piracy such as an increased naval presence in the region will undoubtedly have a positive impact on reducing the amount of attacks.

However, the role played by private maritime security companies should not be undermined.  As demonstrated in the fight against Somali pirates, the deployment of warships cannot guarantee the safety of every single vessel.

Although a step in the right direction, increased cooperation involving intelligence sharing and joint investigations into maritime crime will not create an immediate fix.  Therefore, the employment of on board security specialists should seriously be considered. EH

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