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PVI Cruise Services – Protecting the guest, the crew and the brand

PVI Cruise Services provides a holistic security offering to ensure the protection of your guests, crew and brand.

Our in-house Company Security Officer, Certified Trainers and ISPS & ISM Lead auditors provide a wide range of professional services and accredited training packages, delivered onboard or at one of our training facilities in the UK.

Between our training packages, security audits & assessments and armed security details, we have spent over 360 man-days onboard cruise ships in 2018 alone,

Ship Security Assessments / Ship Security Plan / Port Facility Security Assessments

Our in-house consultants are qualified ISM and ISPS lead auditors. They deliver independent advice to some of the largest Cruise Lines in the world. From initial Ship Security Plan consultancy work for new ships, to annual Ship Security Assessments and dynamic Port Facility Security Assessments for ISPS and non-ISPS compliant ports, we provide cruise specific specialist technical consultancy services.

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Penetration Testing & Mystery Shopper

PVI Cruise Services offers penetration testing and ‘services at ports for Cruise Lines and port operators.

We independently review the security practises at ports and provide reports to our clients. These reports answer the following questions:

  • Is the port security efficient?
  • Does the port offer effective screening, so cruise ships not have to perform 100% screening onboard?
  • Can ports speed up their screening process?
  • Can you get banned items through port screening?
  • Is the port security perimeter effective?

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Training & CVSSA

Our training packages have been developed in conjunction with our clients to offer cruise specific courses that can be delivered pre-deployment or onboard to the cruise ship security team.

Where necessary, our courses are accredited to a BTEC Level. Meaning not only are the courses delivered to the highest standards, they also provide a paper trail protecting the security staff and the brand.

PVI are an accredited trainer of the CVSSA course, a requirement for any ship visiting US ports.

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Security Personnel

The security personnel onboard are an integral part of the team.  Professional standards however can vary, and we see a number of problems that are common throughout the industry:

  • Security personnel have received little to no training pre-deployment
  • English standards can vary
  • No ongoing or refresher training
  • No assessment or professional development

Our security personnel are trained pre-deployment at no additional cost to the Cruise Line. All are required to pass an English test before deployment and they receive customer service training in line with the client company standards, policies and procedures.

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Embarked Security Transits

Protection Vessels International is one of the largest and most established suppliers of armed security in the Indian Ocean’s ‘High Risk Area’, having provided security on over 8,000 voyages.

We supply to over 25% of the cruise market*, from the largest ships in the industry to smaller expedition ships.

*based on PAX

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