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PQA combines extensive experience and expertise to ensure the security and safety of passengers both during their journey and on shore excursions. You can rely on us to get the job done right.

PQA & Priavo – A Trusted Security Partnership

PQA has solidified a partnership with one of the most trusted names in the industry to provide our clients with access to top-of-the-line security resources and a team of knowledgeable maritime security experts.

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About Priavo

Priavo Maritime is a renowned industry leader in maritime security services, known for its extensive expertise in protecting superyachts, commercial vessels, and high-profile individuals.

Superyacht Security

The growing threats of international terrorism and piracy have become serious concerns for superyacht owners, passengers, and guests. Whether docked in port or out at sea.

Additional Services Provided by Priavo’s MSOs Include:

  • Handling venue arrangements
  • Ground transportation and logistics
  • Securing cash and valuables

Priavo’s Maritime Security Operatives (MSO) are highly trained and experienced in handling potential threats. They draw on their backgrounds in UK Special Forces, Royal Marine Commandos, and Maritime Anti-Terrorist Units to provide top-tier protection. These operatives have effectively managed various forms of maritime security challenges across different types of superyachts and other large marine vessels. Priavo’s comprehensive security surveys and private security measures ensure the safety of your vessel and everyone on board.

Priavo prioritizes the security and privacy of superyacht owners and passengers both on and off the vessel through physical and electronic deterrence. In addition, their MSOs offer a range of services to give you and your guests confidence, knowing that all possible contingencies have been accounted for.

To maximize security awareness throughout the vessel, Priavo briefs all crew members and provides risk management services before your trip. This ensures a proactive approach to identifying and mitigating potential risks.

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Crew Member Training

Priavo will brief all crew members in order to maximize security awareness throughout the vessel. Their team of security experts also offers risk management services carried out prior to your trip.

These services include:

  • Cybersecurity audits
  • Crew vetting
  • Consultancy and enforcement on current and potential security measures and procedures

Effective planning is essential for preventing potential security threats. To address these concerns, Priavo offers a comprehensive crew training course that assesses and enhances the security measures on board your vessel. This training exposes and remedies any weaknesses or vulnerabilities within your current security systems. Priavo’s crew training course includes:

  • Security procedures, environmental and situational awareness training
  • Anti-Piracy awareness and counter measures
  • Crisis, incident and conflict management
  • Travel security and self-defense techniques
  • Medical first aid training
  • Training on International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) practices
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Secure on Board and Ashore

At PQA, client safety is paramount no matter the circumstance or location. Our team of professionally trained Executive Protection Officers (EPO) maintain a full security parameter whether on board the ship with you, or covertly monitoring from a nearby vessel. For shore excursions, we have a land-based teams of EPOs to ensure your safety and efficiently facilitate your ground transportation.

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Medical Contingency Planning

Well before boarding the ship, PQA develops a comprehensive medical contingency plan tailored to the client, the vessel, and the locations it will be traveling through. Each member of our maritime security crew has gone through medical first aid training.

PQA’s maritime security team includes a medical doctor with advanced certifications in dive medicine and hyperbaric chamber operations.