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Colossal are pioneers in the implementation of bespoke training and security packages, compliance services and risk mitigation. Working alongside shipping companies, owners and employees, Colossal venture into the unknown, into new areas of thought, research, and development to exceed expectation at every level and deliver a premium service specific to our clients.

A dedicated network of Master Mariners, Port & Maritime Management graduates, and security experts share responsibility, knowledge and experience on the international stage to ensure the correct solution is identified and implemented first time.

“Colossal is tasked with providing an embarked security presence aboard our vessels. Despite myriad cultural and operational challenges in safeguarding these high-value assets in an unstable part of the world, Colossal personnel have consistently exhibited good judgment, meticulous attention to detail and calm professionalism in carrying out their duties. Colossal has built a superior record of accomplishment based upon sound technical expertise coupled with a “can-do” attitude and strong leadership principles.”


Professional and highly trained risk advisors with a wealth of experience demonstrate strategic tactics and implement defensive solutions using a tried and tested security formula designed to disrupt and deter illegal boarding.

All on board advisors are fully coherent with international conventions and the implementation of vessel defenses outlined within the latest best management practice (BMP) and IMO circulars. All protection services discussed consider crew safety as the main priority.

Captains will be offered comprehensive advice on:

  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
  • Crew HRA familiarisation and anti-piracy training and drills
  • Best management practices
  • National convoys and Group transit scheme
  • HRA Passage plans
  • Implementation of Ships Protection Measures
  • Citadel placement
  • Stowaway clearance

Independent advice and assistance on the content, process or structure of a task or series of tasks at management level to clients with management responsibilities,


Do you operate in accordance with established guidelines, specifications and legislation?

Services include:

  • Crew Responsibilities when Changing Security Levels
  • Access Control
  • Port State Control (PSC) awareness, preparations and detentions.
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) awareness and regulation.
  • Marine Pollution (MARPOL) awareness and record keeping.
  • Initial Certification i.e. new builds.


Conducted by qualified personnel to determine by investigation, examination, or evaluation of objective evidence, the adequacy and compliance with established procedures, or applicable documents, and the effectiveness of implementation.

Services include:

  • Emergency response to fire, man over board, collision, piracy attack, spillage, foundering, abandon ship. Including minimum manning for tug and work boats.
  • Work place Safety Management Systems (ISM).
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS).
  • On Scene Security Surveys.
  • Ship Security Assessments & Ship Security Plans.
  • The employment of Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC) and the on-board use of Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP).

Is your ship ready to transit through areas of high risk. Does your Captain and Chief Officer understand control and compliance measures?

Services include:

  • Ship security inspection checklist.
  • How not to be detained.
  • How to maintain your star rating.
  • Risk assessments incorporating Best Management Practice (BMP).


Dedicated to exceed client needs and expectations whatever the particular specification, Colossal will commission and develop a package best suited to service your requirements. Colossal will tailor any combination and can deliver results anywhere on the international stage.

Colossal work with our fully registered and incorporated Nigerian Partner who holds all the required Licenses and Government Permits to allow the delivery of maritime and land security solutions. Please email for more info.

Management consulting and training service provided to administrations, owners and companies by specially and qualified persons who assist in a objective and independent manner, the client organisation to identify management problems and deficiencies, analyse such problems and deficiencies, recommend solutions to these problems and deficiencies, and help when requested, in the implementation of operational solutions.

Training and advise available in:

  • Fire prevention and response.
  • Man over board including whilst operating with minimum man power.
  • Medical emergencies including secondary drowning and hi-line extraction.
  • Port State Control (PSC) awareness – how not to be detained.
  • International Safety Management (ISM) awareness – understand your company’s management policy (SMS).
  • Marine Pollution (MARPOL) – understand all 6 annexes
  • Officer of the watch (OOW)
  • Efficient deck hand (EDH) – theoretical and practical in all elements of seamanship.
  • Vessel clearance – stowaway searches and processes
  • Access control – on scene surveys and responsibilities during heightened and imminent risk of incident.
  • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) awareness.
  • Implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP).
  • Standards for Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) basic elements.

Incident Reports

These are near real time reports of pirate and other criminal incidents which have taken place within the area of operations. They will include a brief description of what has happened, where and when it took place and any imagery which is available of the vessels involved. The important aspect will be an assessment of any changes the incident may have made to the threat environment and the implications for commercial maritime operations. Where appropriate the report will contain some advice on courses of action which may be adopted to mitigate the changed risk.

Report Example:

INCIDENT: Sighting of Pirate Action Group (PAG)

DTG: 0532 UTC 04 Jan 2011

Position: 12 10N 043 43E

Location: Gulf of Aden

Source Confidence Level: High

Commentary: A Pirate Action Group (PAG) comprising of a Mother Ship and two skiffs have been sighted in the Gulf of Aden 80 NM south west of Aden, Yemen. The Mother Ships identity is unknown, but the previously hijacked Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Shiuh Fu No. 1 has been recently reported in this area and is a strong contender.

Recommendation: All vessels are recommended while navigating within 100nm of the reported position to operate at a heightened state of readiness, maintaining strict 24 hour anti-piracy visual and radar watches.

Actively implement recommended anti-piracy measures and regularly report position/course/speed to UKMTO, MSC HoA.

Reports and Forecasting


This is a comprehensive round up of pirate and other criminal maritime activity which has taken place over the last 24 hours and a forecast of what this means in term of risk over the next 24 hrs. Like the incident report the usefulness of this product is in identifying the implications for commercial operations in the immediate near term, and what a client may be able to do in order to mitigate any emergent threat.

Report Example:

The Daily Report and Forecast will be compiled using the following format:

Daily Report and Forecast


Summary of Incidents:

Environmental Conditions and Influence on Operations:

Threat Assessment for the next 24 Hrs:



This is a generally longer report in which Colossal analysts are able to review activity which has taken place in the previous week and identify discernable trends in pirate operations. It will incorporate commentary on any relevant geo-political factors in the area of operation and using forecast environmental data make an informed assessment of the threat for the next week.

Example Report:

The Weekly Report and Forecast will be compliled using the following format:

Weekly Report and Forecast


Summary of Incidents:

Analysis of Trends and Operational Patterns:

Threat Assessment for the next week:


Fleet Tracking

A Fully Managed fleet tracking and reporting system:

  • Fully managed service
  • Utilises the Vessel’s existing Inmarsat C terminal
  • Nothing to be installed on-board
  • Reporting monitored 24 x 7
  • Reports include Longitude, Latitude, Course, Speed, Date and Time
  • Vessel positions displayed on PSC Google Maps and/or Google Earth


Option 1. View on Web Track

The Web Track provides an overview of all the vessels under your control and is accessed via a secure web login.

Features Include:

  • Secure Login to Web portal
  • View current position of ship or entire fleet on map
  • View historical position report & track by date range
  • Export a vessel’s historical position reports to Excel
  • Log on the Web Portal to see overview of all the vessels and the Date & Time of the last report received.


Option 2. Google Earth

In addition vessel tracking reports can also be displayed in Google Earth.

Google Earth provides additional features:

  • Vessels positions automatically updated and refreshed on the display
  • Options to add place marks and points of interest
  • Create Zones
  • Add overlay displays from third parties
  • Calculate distances in Nautical Miles
  • Easy to set up
  • Add routes and waypoints
  • Using bookmarks simply tick the vessel/s to be displayed. The ships position reports will automatically refresh typically every 5-10 minutes.

Country and Port Risk Reports

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