Domestic & Maritime Security
Veteran Owned and Operated
Domestic & Maritime Security
FTS Maritime Security, Who are we? We are a US Based Security firm whose focus has been to provide a proactive maritime security service
with the use of escort patrol vessels.
This concept though sound, is still not accepted in general by the maritime community. So, to continue operations, we have decided that we will continue to offer this service to the Maritime Industry and we will continue to consult on maritime issues.
However I believe it is time for FTS to get back to where we started from. That is in Providing Professionally Trained Security officers for both armed and unarmed security, on land and sea.
FTS first started out as an armed security agency in South Florida under the name Federated Tactical Security. From its beginnings, FTS operated as an armed agency working in high crime areas. FTS added in the Maritime Security division changing its name to FTS – Maritime Security after we were first asked to provide armed personnel for a transit along East Africa.Today FTS is moving forward with providing armed and unarmed service to clients here in the US and all other areas where service is requested. FTS is still a verified US Federal Government Vendor for security services.
Although not all states require licenses or
certified training, ALL FTS personnel will receive training prior to the start
of their employment that meets or exceeds the requirements of the states that
do require training. All Training will be conducted with the laws and state
statutes of the state where the officer will be operating.
Maritime Security Division
Currently the main type of maritime security provided to the commercial shipping industry is with the use of security teams (armed or unarmed) on board the clients vessel.
Please feel free to read this presentation which covers the differences between armed and unarmed security teams and escort vessels.
Our Operations Staff
Our Maritime Security Division staff consist of maritime professionals whose combined experience level exceeds over 100 years in the maritime industry.
Our concept is simple, in order to provide a proactive protection service, we need to be able to be proactive. This concept is used in both domestic and maritime security. For maritime security,
This is done with the use of an escort
vessel. To keep our clients safe from attack, one of the first steps is to give
a warning to the approaching vessel that they are nearing a vessel under
protection. While this is being done, the escort vessel is to place itself
between the approaching vessel and the protected vessel.
This action alone should deter an
approaching vessel, however if the approaching vessel fires on either the
escort vessel or the protected vessel, only at that time will force be
authorized against the attacking vessel.
Once an engagement has occurred, the attacking vessel will be allowed to break off, however in the event their vessel is disabled or destroyed, appropriate steps will be taken to take the survivors into custody to be turned over to authorities and that the damaged vessel will not be a threat to the shipping lanes.
Working in conjunction with shipyard out of NYC and in association with another
shipyard overseas, FTS is able to secure the use of vessels to be used as
escorts with short notice. These vessels are former Naval Patrol vessels
designed for such missions.
To enhance our ability on both
domestic and maritime protection details and other security operations, FTS has the ability
to use drones for observation use. With the assistance of the THORPE SEEOP
CORPORATION; FTS will be able to place their Drone Aircraft on our vessels for
use in anti-piracy operations or use their smaller drones for use in ground
These photos are posted with the
permission of the THORPE SEEOP CORPORATION; these are the drones that we may be
using in the near future!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
- Maritime Security is PREPARED to protect your assets by providing a proactive
protection service for both maritime security and land based security operations.
non Verba - Action not words
won’t just say we will do something!
will do what we say
Current Registrations and Certifications
FTS is a Signatory Company of the (ICoC)
FTS is a registered Security Vendor for the United Nations
United Nations Global Marketplace
UNGM registration number is 228892
FTS is a verified US Fed. Gov. Contractor
Duns Number: 028201100
System for Award Management: Active until 06/28/2013