In West Africa and Southeast Asia, where local regulations do not allow us to use our own guards and firearms, we deploy host nation forces.
The guards are vetted in accordance with their national requirements and selected for their role through the local force recruitment process. Our contract is with our local partner, whose operating procedures and licences are always fully vetted by Ambrey, and is approved via an MOU with the particular authorities responsible for that country’s national security. Individual Due Diligence can be provided on request for each operation.
Before the national guards embark a client vessel they receive a comprehensive briefing from Ambrey, via their base command. Once they are on board, our regional Operations Management remain in contact with the Master to monitor and ensure their performance. To enhance command and control of the on-board team, we can also provide an Ambrey Liaison Officer on board to act as the link between the Master, Ambrey and the onshore authorities.
Due to the scale of our operations we have our own local staff and infrastructure in both West Africa and Southeast Asia, which not only allows us a greater measure of control over the deployment of host nation forces but also means that we are on hand to resolve any problems that arise. Our local teams are available for support 24/7 and have clear contingency plans in place.