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: 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 are becoming more common for large yachts. Armed…

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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 outside at a café, at…

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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 location of the world…

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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 for just about every…

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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 for this column, I…

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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 understand the politics and geography…

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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…

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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 increasing at rapid rates.…

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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 operations, but…

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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 currencies and their wild movements is covered…

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