Maritime Risk Solutions has been active in the maritime industry since 2003 in various disciplines, contributing to a safer working environment for the international seagoing community and thereby enhancing the reliability of shipping companies.

After extensive research and planning, our journey started in the Nigerian Delta, combating maritime piracy under extremely aggressive conditions.

Currently combating piracy from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Sea to the Mozambique Channel, to ensure a comprehensive, cost-effective and reliable service to our clients, we have established associates, partnerships and joint ventures with organisations and companies at all the ports we work to and from. As a result of a secure and reliable service, client deadlines are met and costs are minimised.

Customised offshore security solutions

Maritime Risk Solutions aims to effectively prevent attacks on seagoing vessels in the most cost-efficient way. This is achieved by providing clients with customised security solutions.

Patrol / escort vessel.
Patrol, standby or escort vessel.
FRC / RIB vessel.
Fast patrol craft: solid hull.
Crew boat, OPL launch, light supply, harbour tug, port security.

Maritime Risk Solutions is associated with a full spectrum of integrated marine companies involved in the offshore industry in the area of ship and helicopter chartering, from shallow barge application to deepwater offshore intervention. We have carved a niche in supporting the marine and offshore infrastructure sector.

We are committed to and take pride in providing competitive commercial solutions that consistently meet offshore requirements, striving for operational excellence through continual improvement in the industry activities.

Our offices are in South Africa, Holland and Seychelles, with joint ventures in Malta, Liberia and Nigeria. These structures create an extremely effective, versatile and flexible ability. Our services include the following:

Anti-piracy and protection

  • Armed or unarmed including vessel hardening
  • All kinds of vessels (large cargo vessels to privately owned yachts)
  • Offshore seismic survey tasks
  • Offshore installations (production or drilling)
  • Support and escort vessels

Onshore services

  • Warehousing and storage facility management
  • Material management and handling
  • Truck loading and securing
  • Preparations and loading of specialised cargo
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Hazardous materials management

Offshore planning and operations

  • Supply tugs and standby vessels
  • Helicopter services
  • ISM surveys of flag status
  • ISPS implementation
  • Marine emergency rescue service

Training services

  • Training of vessel crew
  • Training is hands-on and recognised by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Weapons training

Maritime Risk Solutions presents its own weapons training at its shooting range near the head office of MRS in Knysna, South Africa. Formal weapons training accreditation certificates can be obtained. Training is offered on the following weapons:

  • AK 47
  • Gahlil / Dashprod / LM5
  • Tavor / C21 Vector
  • M4 / 16
  • FAL
  • Shotguns – various
  • Revolvers – various
  • Pistols – various


Management at Maritime Risk Solutions is ISPS accredited by Det Norske Veritas, in accordance with DNV Seaskill Standard for Certification to be Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 compliant, and is issued on behalf of the United States Coast Guard Maritime Center (USCG NMC) and US Maritime Administration (MARAD).

We are also ISM accredited for the safe operation of ships and for pollution prevention as adopted by the IMO and in compliance with the International Convention for SOLAS 1974 for the Safe Operation of Ships.

Maritime Risk Solutions is registered with the Maritime Security Centre for the Horn of Africa (MSCHOA) and the International Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre.

Maritime Risk Solutions has been certified by the South African Department of International Relations and Coordination as being an officially registered and licensed company and also is a co-signatory to the International Code of Conduct.