G&G Shipping Selects SeaSecure for Counterterrorism Assistance

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G&G Shipping, an international shipping company, announced that it has selected SeaSecure to provide vessel counterterrorism assessments and security plans for their fleet of ships and port facilities.

G&G Shipping, an international shipping company, announced that it has selected SeaSecure LLC, a US maritime security and risk management company, to provide vessel counterterrorism assessments and security plans for their fleet of ships and port facilities.

Seaport vulnerability assessments and security plans are now required due to the passage of the International Port Facility and Security Code. The ISPS Code was adopted by the UN’s International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address maritime security at all international ports and the security of ships engaged in international commerce. The ISPS Code has set strict standards for port and ship operators that must be achieved by 1 July 2004.

Mr. Steven Ganoe, President of G&G said in a statement, "SeaSecure is a recognized world leader in maritime security, which is one of the reasons G&G Shipping felt comfortable selecting them to assist us in our ISPS Code and MTSA compliance activities. Having now worked with them I can attest to their reputation: SeaSecure is both extremely knowledgeable and expert in their consulting assistance. They work hard to ensure compliance with all of the requirements of the MTSA, while always looking for 'low-cost' or 'no-cost' solutions to minimize our compliance costs. SeaSecure and G&G Shipping have successfully partnered together to establish 'the model of small port security compliance.'"

"G&G Shipping is a maritime leader in the Caribbean Basin and SeaSecure is very proud to have been selected to provide these essential maritime security services," said Kim Petersen, SeaSecure’s President. "We look forward to a long working relationship with G&G’s ship and facility personnel as we complete the assessment and plans process mandated by the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code and the US Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002."

About G&G Shipping:

G&G Shipping is a privately held company based in Dania, Florida which maintains a modern fleet of vessels designed to service a wide range of deep and shallow water ports. Its commitment to state-of-the-art site and facility improvements has helped to establish a new standard in the maritime industry for security. Over 20 ports throughout the Caribbean, from the Bahamas to the Turks & Caicos, enjoy the advantage of secure and unsurpassed cargo transport services offered by G&G.

About SeaSecure:

Headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, SeaSecure is widely recognized as the global leader in maritime security and risk management. A multi-disciplinary company, SeaSecure provides risk consulting services (including vulnerability assessments, and design & engineering); risk management solutions (including project management, procurement, and software tools); training; and, maritime guard services. SeaSecure’s staff members have performed security and vulnerability assessments in over 90 countries and 170 seaports. In 2001, SeaSecure was appointed Senior Advisor on Maritime & Seaport Security to all of Florida's deep-water ports. SeaSecure's international clientele includes some of the world's largest seaports, shipping companies, and cruise lines. SeaSecure provides renowned maritime security training to governments and industry, including the US Coast Guard, US Department of Homeland Security, and the governments of China, Aruba, Turkey, Grenada, and many others. Its executives sit on the US Senate Port Security Working Group, the Maritime Security Council, the US Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council, and the US Department of Homeland Security’s Area Maritime Security Committee for Southern Florida.

Contact:

Ron Thomason: 954-567-4700

http://www.seasecure.com

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