ECA Ocean: Trusted Crew™ Services

“You are important. You are valuable. Your crew are just as important.
Your boat is a valuable and highly attractive asset. Security and situational awareness are everybody’s responsibility, no matter where you are in the world, at sea or ashore.
This is no longer just a super-yacht issue”

Tony Collings OBE Chairman, The ECA Group

ECA Ocean Trusted Crew™ services enable yacht owners to be secure in the knowledge that they and their boat are in highly professional and experienced hands, where each skipper has been security trained in terms of situational awareness and protective security principles and practice at sea and ashore. All crew members on a voyage will be thoroughly briefed to ensure maritime security and personal protection principles are adhered to. This is no longer just a problem for super-yachts or those in the Indian Ocean; we are seeing cruising yachts and their crews being targeted everywhere. Even “secure” marinas have vulnerabilities to opportunistic and determined intruders. Our experience has proved that boats can no longer be left unlocked when aboard at night, even in European marinas.

…….the best defence is to spot trouble before it happens and avoid it.
We espouse the principle of “Predict-Prevent” not “Fail-Fix”……………

We offer bespoke security and awareness training for Owners, Skippers and First Mates, at your location, on your boat, on your voyage. We train professional Skippers, Mates, and Charter yacht owners and companies in addition to personal owner tuition. We will train individuals or a team. Training is tailored to your requirements, is modular and our security instructors have a UK Special Forces background.

In addition to security and awareness training, our Practice Lead, Matthew Mitchell, is a commercially endorsed, RYA/MCA Ocean Yachtmaster and Cruising Instructor who undertakes personal instruction, yacht deliveries, is sought after for professional racing assignments and works with a variety of sailing schools including the Clipper Round the World Race team where he is a Training Skipper for the 2013 race.


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