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Maritime Security
Vessel and Equipment Theft
The insurance industry estimates that approximately 40 to 50 million dollars of recreational vessel and marine equipment theft losses occur annually in the U.S. alone.
These figures do not take into the account the large number of uninsured or unreported vessel losses.
The aggregate total of insured, uninsured, and "offshore registered" vessel losses is estimated to approach 100 million dollars.
Vessels face many varied security threats simply because they are portable high-value assets. Outright theft of a vessel, followed by the burglary of equipment is the primary concerns. There are a myriad of other ways that a vessel can be targeted by those with bad intent.

Vessel Hijacking and Kidnapping. According to U.S. State Department officials, 12,000 to 15,000 kidnappings occur yearly in Latin America. The vast majority of incidents are never reported in local or international news outlets. The good news is that most incidents do not involve U.S. citizens, but the odds are increasing.
Yachts and modest cruising vessels are often seen as an indication of wealth, especially in third world countries. In some cases this can put the crew at peril of kidnapping. Although not a highly common occurrence, it does happen in some regions.


Contact Information
If you want to contact us, we prefer e-mail. This gives us a hard copy of the communication. We get hundreds of e-mails, but they are easier to handle than the number of telephone calls we receive. Please consider: many of the e-mails we receive are almost anonymous. This is not intentional on the part of the sender. If you want an answer include your name and locale.


Telephone: Bryan Wright Director
0794 4265302
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