Germany's NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG has chosen Herndon, Va., headquartered GreySide Group, Inc. as its exclusive provider of armed maritime security. Initially, NSB will employ security on those vessels of its managed fleet 112 units that are most at risk.
"Piracy is an issue that continues to plague shipping. After careful consideration, NSB made the decision that the most effective means of protecting our ships and their crews was through the use of carefully vetted, professionally trained and experienced armed security personnel," said NSB Company Security Officer, Guido Kraemer. "GreySide Group is the leader in maritime security and has demonstrated that they have the capabilities, experience, and training to effectively protect NSB vessels and their accompanying crews from pirate attacks." said NSB's Company Security Officer, Guido Kraemer.
"The GreySide Group is immensely proud to have been selected by NSB to provide armed security for their ships. By taking a proactive stance in deciding to place armed security on their vessels, NSB has demonstrated their deep commitment to protecting their ships and crews and shown a profound understanding of the challenges piracy presents to the global shipping industry. GreySide commends NSB for once again taking a leadership position within the shipping industry," said Greyside CEO Alex Popovic.
About GreySide Group
Founded by Mr. Popovic in 2003, GreySide Group, Inc. is an international risk management firm specializing in training, maritime security, intelligence operations, information security for commercial and government clients, with a specialty in providing armed security in high-risk environments,
GreySide Group's founders, as well as executive team are experienced U.S. Military, and Special Operations personnel, many with combat experience. Its management team includes former U.S. Army Rangers, U.S. Special Forces, U.S. Navy SEALs, U.S. Marine Force Recon, U.S. Marine Scout/Snipers, and U.S. Marine Security Guards. The company hires its Maritime Safety & Security Teams (MSST) from the same units.
GreySide Group is licensed and certified to transport arms globally (U.S. ITAR) and all of GreySide's weapons are legally obtained, legally shipped, and legally employed.
August 30, 2011
German ship manager hires GreySide to provide armed maritime security
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