Criteria for selecting security company

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PSC selection criteria – see IMO guidance to shipowners
• General – company structure, financial position, extent of insurance
cover, senior management experience, ISO accreditation
• Background Information – maritime experience, written procedures,
understanding of Flag State and coastal State requirements on
licensing / carriage of firearms, familiarity with BMP3 and Somalia
based piracy threat, references, access to legal advice
• Selection / Vetting – criminal background checks, employment
history, military and law enforcement background checks, medical
/ physical / mental fitness records, documentary evidence of
certification and experience to use and carriage of firearms
• Training – records of training, shipboard experience, use of force
training, specific firearms training, medical training

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