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Corey D. Ranslem

Corey D. Ranslem is CEO at International Maritime Security Associates (www.imsa.global). With more than 24 years of combined Coast Guard and maritime industry experience, he aims to enhance the way mariners handle security threats and risk management.

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Secure at Sea: As drone risk increaes, security plan essential

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem “What is that annoying buzzing sound?” This is something we’ve all experienced at one time or another. You could be …

Secure at Sea: Yachts, yards may be liable for inadequate network security

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Cyber security issues are a dominant part of world headlines on an hourly basis. Attacks continue in almost every industry and …

Secure at Sea: Training must be specific to yacht, crew

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem Our daily underway routine was constant on board the Coast Guard cutter. Each day, right after lunch, we did drills and training …

Secure at Sea: Theft-proofing a yacht in yard takes planning

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem Theft of materials from a yacht during a yard period actually happens more than most people think. When I started doing research …

Secure at Sea: Piracy skyrockets in Caribbean as Venezuela turmoil escalates

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The country of Venezuela has been in a deteriorating security and economic situation for a number of years. Most mariners who …

Secure at Sea: Every vessel needs plan for stowaways

Secure @ Sea: By Corey Ranslem Four stowaways managed to get on board a cargo vessel sailing from Nigeria to the U.K. in December. When the vessel got close to …

Secure at Sea: Guide helps set up cyber security plan

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem Cyber security is a hot topic. It’s  become one of the most dominant and expanding threats to the maritime industry, and it’s …

Secure at Sea: Spotting migrants at sea can leave captains in a quandary

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. During my time with the U. S. Coast Guard, we conducted thousands of law enforcement …

Secure at Sea: Use of blockchain on the rise in yachting

Secure@Sea: by Corey Ranslem The mainstream popularity of crypto-currencies like Bitcoin has exploded in the past couple of years. News coverage on the …

Secure at Sea: New technologies on horizon will alter seafaring forever

Secure at Sea: by Corey Ranslem A pencil, a chart and a GPS that wasn’t always accurate. That is how my navigation career started in the U.S. Coast Guard …

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Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Acrew announces 2019 Crew Award finalists

Finalists for Acrew’s 2nd annual Crew Awards have been announced. The finalists will be presented to an independent and anonymous panel …

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

News in the brokerage fleet: Alia project sells; Admiral new builds listed

Yachts sold Project Al Waab II, a 180-foot (55m) new build from Alia Yachts designed by Vripack, with delivery scheduled for summer …

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: Working for liveaboards a seismic shift from charter life

Crew Compass: by Lauren Loudon People always ask me what it’s like to work on yachts? You must have some good stories, they say. …

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

Port state CIC inspections this fall to focus on emergency systems

The Paris and Tokyo MoUs on port state control will conduct a Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) on vessel emergency systems and …

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