The Gulf of Mexico is an area of the world that is not under the media piracy spotlight, however, the region has seen a spike 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 supporting the regional oil industry. These attacks present a real threat to seafarers and have resulted in millions of dollars in lost revenue. To date, regional initiatives are falling short to combat the increasing risk, with criminals continuing to operate with impunity.
Castor Vali is active in supporting our clients within the Americas, specifically within the Gulf of Mexico, to mitigate these risks. We support our clients with tailored intelligence reporting, vessel and rig hardening vulnerability assessments, crew training, security vessel support and onboard consultancy, which can include armed guards and armed guard coaching and mentoring.
Castor Vali also produces bespoke risk and threat assessments for clients operating in the region. Click here to find out more about our Security Information Services and Risk Assessment.