The Gulf of Mexico is an area of the world that is not currently in the media piracy spotlight. However, the region has witnessed a surge in attacks and thefts in recent years. 

Armed criminal groups operating in these waters frequently target offshore operators, including drilling platforms, offshore support, and supply vessels that support the regional oil industry. These attacks pose a real threat to seafarers and have resulted in millions of dollars in lost revenue. Despite regional initiatives, the efforts to combat the increasing risk are falling short, with criminals continuing to operate with impunity. 

Castor Vali is actively supporting our clients within the Americas, specifically within the Gulf of Mexico, to manage these risks. We provide tailored intelligence reporting, vessel and rig hardening vulnerability assessments, crew training, security vessel support, and onboard consultancy. This can include the arrangement and deployment of host nation armed guards, supported by unarmed Castor Vali maritime safety officers, deployed in a coaching and mentoring role, ensuring safety.

Castor Vali also produces bespoke risk and threat assessments for clients operating in the region. Explore more about our Security Information Services and Risk Assessment to understand how we help clients navigate and mitigate risks effectively.

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