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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: Coronavirus poses security risk to yachts

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem It isn’t typical for a security columnist to write about the outbreak of a virus or disease. However, this column is called …

Secure at Sea: ‘Swim buddy’ keeps crew safe

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem “Swim buddy” is a term that still rattles around in my brain. It was a term we used a lot while I was in the U.S. Coast …

Secure at Sea: AIS fraught with vulnerabilities

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem AIS, or automatic identification system, has been around for about 20 years. The International Maritime Organization required …

Secure at Sea: Yachts off Mexico need plan for piracy

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Piracy off the Gulf Coast of Mexico has been prevalent for several years. Pirates in this region are typically organized gangs …

Secure at Sea: Navigate high-risk areas safely with accurate intel in real time

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem The world is amazingly dynamic, and an ever-changing maritime security situation can sometimes cause major interruptions to the …

Secure at Sea: Disaster response calls for extra steps

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem The hurricane season this year hasn’t been particularly busy when it comes to the number of storms and systems, however, it …

Secure at Sea: Consider armed security in high-risk waters

Secure@Sea: by Corey D. Ranslem Considering the adventurous nature of yachting coupled with the deterioration of the global civil discourse, high-risk transits …

Secure at Sea: As drone risk increases, 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 …

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Fort Lauderdale requires face covering

Fort Lauderdale requires face covering

Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis issued an Emergency Declaration today requiring people to wear a face covering in the city of Fort …

Yacht captain missing from own boat

Yacht captain missing from own boat

Capt. Bob Peel, a longtime yacht captain, has gone missing. Living and cruising aboard his personal vessel, the 54-foot (16.5m) S/Y …

Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

Captain urges all crew to follow COVID rules; virus spreads without knowing

By Lucy Chabot Reed The captain of a 130-foot Westport docked at a marina in South Florida called this week to express concern at what …

Yacht captains share what COVID-19 has done to their world

Yacht captains share what COVID-19 has done to their world

By Dorie Cox and Lucy Chabot Reed As information changes quickly for yacht crew in a COVID-19-pandemic world, The Triton reached out to …

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