Singapore: Maritime security firm Guardian Global Resources is opening an office in Singapore.
Former soldier Alexander Leslie will be leading operations as managing director, South East Asia.
“The narrow choke point upon entering the Singapore Strait has become a playground for a new breed of pirate,” Guardian said in a release, noting how criminal elements in the area have ramped up their hijacking efforts, with assailants targeting tankers laden with oil-related products, which are then seized and sold on the black market.
“Regional criminal networks are growing more sophisticated, and are led by extremely powerful leaders. As a consequence it has become imperative for the commercial shipping sector to rely on established and adaptable security providers,” Guardian maintained. [12/11/14]