Trident support IMB Anti-Piracy Workshop

Once again Trident Operations was invited to support the International Maritime Bureau Anti-Piracy Workshop at St. Katherine’s Docks, London on March 12th 2010.

During the workshop, Trident delivered a comprehensive presentation on the piracy threat to shipping at the operational level and how to prepare a vessel for transit through high threat waters globally. 

During the afternoon session, Trident also managed the table-top exercise which followed the scenario of a ship hijack in the Somali Basin.  The exercise encouraged participation from all delegates, working in groups and helped to incorporate and summarise aspects of the day’s presentations that had been delivered during the workshop.  This included up to date intelligence on the threat off Somalia, the legal issues relating to the payment of ransoms, as well as the challenges of hostage negotiation and corporate crises management during a hijack incident.

One of the big lessons of the day was that it became clear that as a minimum, Masters, as the key decision maker on board a vessel, should be given the essential knowledge and skills to prepare them for passages in high risk waters.  It was also noted that corporate crisis or incident management teams required regular training and exercises, in order to be adequately prepared for such scenarios.

Trident is able to offer similar and bespoke Anti-piracy workshop packages to corporate clients, as well as the unique Masters Security Awareness course. For more information contact or check out the training Page at


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