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We don’t avoid trouble. Trouble avoids us.

Established in 1992, ESC Global Security is one of the leading private security companies, providing high standard and privately contracted security solutions for vessels sailing in high-risk areas around the Indian Ocean

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

ESC Global Security services include maritime anti-piracy security services security assessments underwater services instruction and training hostage negotiation land operations

Why choose ESC Global Security? » full compliance with international rules and regulations » best value for money » highly qualified and motivated security personnel » insurances according to Guardcon requirements » main security provider for major dredging, tanker, heavy lift, bulk carrier and submersible vessel companies » medical consultancy (via radio) available 24/7 » tailor-made security solutions that fulfill the client’s need

best value for money » flexible client service and fast reaction times to every inquiry » favorable payment terms – up to 60 days » tailor-made proposals based on team’s optimal size (4, 6 or 8 men), on required equipment and unique aspects of the vessel and the voyage » reduced insurance costs on most of the missions due to provided security details » very compatible rates without drawbacks on quality » volume-based discounts available » indicative price-list for the most common destinations available upon request

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

Full compliance with international rules and regulations: » » » » »

fully licensed and headquartered in Estonia (member of the EU) signatory to International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) fully compliant with industry guidelines and legislation – according to the IMO Circular 1405Rev1 accredited member of SAMI certified to ISO standards in provision of global maritime security services (ISO 9001:2008; Lloyds quality assurance) » ready to embark an armed security team in most recognized ports within a 48 HRS notice » cooperating with local professional port agents and managing local subsidiaries in areas where ESC is operating » vetted by numerous companies, P&I Clubs, insurances and EU flag-states with 100% success rate

Insurances according to Guardcon requirements:

Highly qualified and motivated security personnel:

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» composed by Estonian, Finnish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish & Austrian ex-military and law enforcement personnel with extensive experience from NATO, EU, UN missions and ATALANTA Vessel Protection Operations (experience from missions in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan) » all our guards are properly vetted, trained and regularly tested (regular trainings and tests on physical fitness, Rules for the Use of Force, pirate tactics, counter-piracy tactics, safe weapon handling and marksmanship) » all Security Operators have a license to carry firearms; they all carry a valid Seamen Book, a STCW95 certificate and have completed a first aid training » each team has a qualified paramedic as a team member » the entire personnel has been trained to enforce deterrence as a main effort and to use force only as a last resort

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5,000,000 $ for public liability insurance 5,000,000 $ for products liability insurance 5,000,000 $ for pollution liability insurance 5,000,000 $ for full professional indemnity 5,000,000 £ for employers liability including maritime employers liability total personal accident insurance up to 1,000,000 $ accidental death 250,000 $ permanent total disablement 250,000 $ emergency medical expenses and repatriation 500,000 $ kidnap & ransom: covered for 1,000,000 $ per event

Main security provider for mayor dredging, tanker, heavy lift, bulk carrier and submersible vessel companies

Our clients are the biggest EU vessel companies, whose fleet size in total surpasses 1000 vessels Dredging ships

Average number of vessels protected per month is 28

ESC Global Security  we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.


heavy lift ships


bulk carriers


WEAPONS COMMONLY USED BY PIRATES Benelli (30-06) FN & Browning (.308)

RPG AK 47 BALLISTIC EQUIPMENT USED BY ESC Level 4 Body Armor (stops 30-06 armor piercing projectile)

400 m

300 m

500 m

700 m

We can provide security services on the following ship types: » » » » » »

Tankers (LNG, crude oil, jet fuel) Dredgers Drill ships Bulk carriers Heavy lifts Tugboats

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Super yachts Submersibles General cargo vessels Container ships FPSO’s etc.

Legally procured and top-quality equipment: » ESC Global Security ensures that all weapons used are fully owned by ESC Global Security and procured through licensed arms dealers with proven credentials from the European Union and UK » all of our weapons hold valid EUC-s » all weapons are equipped with scopes or Aim Points » protective equipment: Helmets (Level III), Ballistic vests (Level 4), additional vests can be brought on-board for the protection of the crew » the following semi-automatic weapons are used by the security team: FN L1A1 & Browning Bar Match long range rifles (.308 caliber) and Saiga 12 gauge shotguns for closer contact

„The job was done in a professional and good way. The captain and crew were satisfied with the security provided by the team. The communication with the crew was also done in a proper way and all security team members were present on their durty at the correct time.“

Captain Wouter

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

we have extensive international military, political and governmental top-management experience

„With the 4 guards on board, it gave the crew a much safer feeling during the passage of GOA. It was quite a positive experience for the entire crew and we hope that when passing GOA again in the future, the same guys will return.“

Captain Christof „At the beginning of the voyage, the team checked and improved the existing security solutions. During their stay on board, all required procedures were undertaken to protect the vessel and the crew. The communication between the security team and the crew was excellent, and a pirate attack was successfully repelled. The ESC Global Security has a professional team and I recommend using their services.“

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

Captain Benjamin

Jaanus Rahumägi President & CEO

“You are our heroes!”, rejoiced the first coxswain of M/V Spiliani, a vessel that the armed pirates attacked and attempted to board. The attack was repelled by ESC Global Security personnel.

Founder of ESC: CEO & President, Senior partner 2011-present / Member of Parliament of Estonia: Member of Legal Committee 2003-2011 / Chairman of the Special Control Committee of the Security and Intelligence Services: Parliament of Estonia 2007-2011 / Chairman of the Internal Security Council: Ministry of the Interior, 2005 –2007 Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Estonian Police: Ministry of the Interior, 2003 –2005 / Internal security advisor at the Ministry of the Interior 2000-2002 Chairman of ESC 1997-1998 / Security advisor, counsellor to the Director General of the Estonian Police Forces 1995-1997 / Security Advisor to the Estonian Foreign Ministry 1993 / Chairman of ESC 1991-1995 / Head of training and employment for the Estonian Special Service 1990-1991

Tarmo Kõuts Head of the advisory board of ESC. Vice Admiral, Master Mariner

Ivari Sarapuu Chief Operations Officer

Member of Parliament of Estonia 2007-2011 / Western European Union Rapporteur 2007-2010 Commander of the Estonian Defence Forces 2000-2006 / Director General of the Estonian Border Guard Administration 1993-2000 / Rector of the Estonian Maritime Education Centre 1990-1993

The Chief Operations Officer for ESCGS is a former Lieutenant in the Estonian Navy and an expert in Underwater Unexploded Ordinance (UXO). He recently served as the N3 Officer and as the Head of Training of the Vessel Protection Teams as part of the ATALANTA Operations in the Gulf of Aden HRA.

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.


valleta malta


port suez

jordan aquaba

persian gulf

25n 056 e

egypt 18n

all ports united arab emirates

red sea

muscat oman


arabian sea ALL PORTS CAPE VERDE conakry guinea


sri lanka galle

lome kenya

Our operational bases are spread around the Indian Ocean ports


all ports seychells

indian ocean


toamasina madagascar

This list is constantly updated: for detailed overview and current availabilities, please contact our sales department.

south africa

cape town

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

male area maldives


port louis mauritius

Armed Ports where armed guards are allowed to disembark/embark.

Unarmed Ports where unarmed guards are allowed to disembark/embark.

Main Ports used on a daily basis for the security team’s embarkation/ disembarkation. Ready to embark within 48-96h (depending on the rules for the specific country).

Secondary Early notice is required. Preparations for embarkation might take longer than 48h.

Floating Armory

The process for providing armed security


Our Ops team handles daily communication between ESC, Master of the Vessel and Port agents. Ops team is available on a 24/7 basis / Email / Phone +372 797 9109

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client vetting if necessary detailed cost estimate contract (Guardcon) pre-transit questionnaire to be filled in by the Master team assembly, briefing and preparations communication and planning by Ops team with the Master and Port Agents » risk assessment



» vessel preparation (implementation of BMP) » safety brief and piracy drills for the crew IAW defense plan » sharp and adequate Lookout routine around the clock » continuous communication between the Security Team Leader and the Master » Ops team keeps all parties informed about the changes in timing, routes, procedures, etc. » daily status reports from the Security TL to ESC Ops team » immediate Incident reports by Security TL to ESC head office » activities during the mission are carried out in accordance with our main SOP Rules for the Use of Force: » Rules for the Use of force



» disembarkation organized together with reputable Port Agents » Master’s feedback template filled in by the Master » after Action report with suggestions for future transits presented by Security Team Leader to ESC and client » internal Mission Debrief and security team personnel evaluation

» Embarked Security Team checks and improves the implementation of BMP-4 » Security Team Leader presents the Defence plan to the Master » defence plan and Anti-piracy procedures will be exercised in cooperation between Security Team and Crew » Security Team performs a 24/7 lookout duty during the entire transit » the vessel will be constantly inspected throughout the whole voyage » the Master is briefed on a daily basis and he will record all the moves


mission always comes first never quit or surrender the client to the attackers do take the responsibility always follow the Rules for the Use of Force and other relevant SOPs do respect the International Law and Human Rights use of lethal force is always the last option emphasize deterrence to make the protected vessel look and actually be like a sailing fortress work out the best solution for each vessel and implement the plan never lose awareness or take shortcuts brief and drill the vessel crew on emergency procedures

we always follow » International Maritime Organization’s regulations » UNCLOS United Nations Convention Law of the Sea 1982 » ICoC International Code of Conduct for Private security service Contractors » ISPS Guidelines International Ships and Port facility Security Code » SOLAS regulations Safety of Life at Sea

* All described template documents and SOPs are available upon request ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

contacts ESC Global Security Global Service Phone (services 24 / 7) +372 797 9109 Phone (inquiries) +372 507 6406 Email (inquiries) Fax +372 651 0009  Email  Soo 2 10414 Tallinn, Estonia

ESC Global Security office Vabaõhumuuseumi 3 / Mõisa 4 / 14th floor 13522 Tallinn / Estonia

ESC Global Security Cyprus 36 / Griva Digeni Avenue Georgiou & Thelmas Paraskevaides Foundation / 1066 Nicosia / Cyprus  P.O Box 23829 / CY 1686 / Nicosia

ESC Global Security Greece 61 Kyprou Street   Glyfada 16674 Greece

ESC Global Security » we don’t avoid trouble . trouble avoids us.

ESC Global Security India C/o. Sivagami Commercial Company Pvt. Ltd. 202 Anna Salai / Chennai-600 002  India

ESC Global Security Panama Organización Institucional , S. A. Calle Carlos M. Arias No. 23 Panama

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established 1992 signatory to ICoC accredited Member of SAMI ISO 9001:2008 certified strict adherence to international guidelines and BMP’s fully licensed and headquartered in EU insurances according to Guardcon requirements 24/7 operations center NATO and ATALANTA qualified security personnel

ESC GOLBAL SECURITY Vabaõhumuuseumi 3 / Mõisa 4 / 14th floor 13522 Tallinn / Estonia +372 507 6406 /

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