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Fear and loathing at sea
The private maritime security racket is not for the faint hearted as our special reporter reveals in this extract from our latest magazine
Herein lies a brief narrative of the UK maritime security industry, a tale of betrayal, back stabbing, lies, lost friendships, broken marriages and dislocated egos.
Let’s start at the very beginning. This is a dirty business, mostly full of grubby self promoting little nobodies usually with the IQ of a cement mixer, and with all the social graces of Idi Amin and who having the audacity to call themselves ‘businessmen’ are laughingly nothing more than a bunch of chancers who got lucky and took advantage of a situation that shipowners were pretty much backed into by various entities and the actual hijacking of vessels.
Friendships of many years standing as soldiers have been ruined by the greedy, grubby brigade.
I personally took on the following who are now ‘directors’ of their own companies: a guy who was living on his grandmother’s sofa, a chap who was being made homeless, and a convicted thief.