IMSA is a high end specialist maritime security company with three areas of business: consultancy, operations and training. The company has just the one office in Poole from which these three areas are orchestrated, and the Poole office is constantly in touch with a large network of Associates around the UK and in Norway.
Three of IMSA’s four directors are former sea-going Royal Navy and Royal Marines people with more than 10 years each in commerce and the shipping and maritime security industries. They started the company in 2007 after working for another maritime security company in London. Whilst the company has worked in most of the world’s recent trouble spots, it has been particularly successful with extended projects in the Middle East and West Africa.
The company structure has intentionally been kept taut and simple to retain the ability to react quickly and personally to a client’s requirements and changes, but it has the necessary critical mass to be able to surge and expand rapidly in response to the larger project’s needs.
IMSA Associates are certificated ISPS Code instructors and surveyors, ship & small craft operators and captains, project managers and security operatives. All possess a wide range of associated commercial maritime & military qualifications and skills.
All our Associates have first-hand, in-depth knowledge of the shipping industry and the provision of maritime security. This knowledge comes in large part from skills learned in the UK Armed Forces and subsequently put into practice in commercial and military operations worldwide.
Typically, Associates have lengthy military service in some of the foremost MCT/Maritime Security organisations. Others have Police/Law Enforcement backgrounds. Once out of the Armed Services, their experiences have been in commercial vessels, cruise ships, super yachts and offshore installations. All are STCW- rated and carry Seaman’s Books.
IMSA offers expertise, skills, and comprehensive links and contacts across the maritime security industry. All this, combined with an affinity with the latest technology, helps clients arrive at cost-effective solutions to their maritime security needs, invariably improving their operational effectiveness at the same time.
IMSA’s people are truly multi-facetted and can turn their professionalism to most areas of maritime endeavour including:
- All aspects of ISPS Code implementation
- Maritime counter-terrorism
- Ship and port operations
- Risk and threat assessment
- Security for the Cruise and Mega/Super yacht industries
- Chemical, oil, gas and mineral exploitation on and offshore
- Cable laying / ROV Diving operations
- Maritime Leisure Industry
- Seamanship and ship handling in the maritime security environment
- Project Management Coordination
- Close Protection
- Team leadership