Somalia has been ravaged by conflictd since 1991 and born out of anarchy situation in the country is the birth of piracy right in the heart of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. Somalia-based piracy threats have seen significant escalation since then although of late the number of attacks has dropped mainly due to the increased deployment of armed maritime marshals on-board commercial shipping and the provision of escorts by the navies of India, Japan, China and Korea.
Nevertheless, the threat posed by Somalia-based piracy in the High Risk Area of the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden still exists as the root cause that gave birth to this threat has not been resolved and the fianancial gain from extracting ransom makes piracy a lucrative activity. In fact, te threat to commercial shipping now also include albeit still small but grave risk of maritime tourism, where the loss of life and destruction of property are sought over fianancial gain.
Universal Maritime Solutions (UMS) exists to help commercial shipping reduce the impact of piracy and maritime terrorism on our Client’s financial bottom line and well as to ensure the safety and well being of their crew members and property. Our mission is to protect out Client’s interests and we endeavour to provide the best and most cost effecive security solutions to our Client’s maritime security needs. We are fully compliant with all regulatory requirements in the carriage and usage of arms and we trust that once our Clients engaged UMS, all their security and fianancial concerns associated with the threat of piracy will be transferred to our good and safe hands.