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Who we are

The Mv. Susan K was carrying sensitive Sugar Mill cargoes destined for a strategic government project in Sudan when it was hijacked by Somali pirates in May 2010. Although the vessel was released 10 months later, The Government of Sudan since decided to take a more proactive role in the fight against maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean by adopting the Djibouti Code of Conduct and African Union Maritime Transport Charter.



Accordingly Maritime Security Services Company has been empowered by the Government of Sudan to exclusively issue all license applications, manage permits and provide maritime security support services relating to the protection of ships and crews to/from Port Sudan.
With our HQ in Khartoum and operational hub in Port Sudan and a core team experienced in logistics support services our mission is to provide value added security support services from/to Port Sudan that improve security solutions for International ship owners, Global insurers, and Private maritime security companies alike.

Djibouti Code of Conduct

Djibouti Code of Conduct Signatories

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Sub-regional meeting on maritime security, piracy and armed robbery against ships for Western Indian Ocean, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea States, held in Djibouti in January 2009 signatory states agreed to cooperate to the fullest possible extent, and in a manner consistent with international law, in the repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships.

African Union

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As a member of the African Union, Sudan subscribes to the African Union initiatives to fight maritime piracy which include the ‘African Maritime Transport Charter’ (the Charter), the ‘Durban Resolution on Maritime Safety, Maritime Security and Protection of the Marine Environment in Africa’ (the Durban Resolution), and Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy, in addition to the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), and the Regional Conferences on Piracy organized by the Eastern and Southern Africa – Indian Ocean (ESA-IO) countries.

The UN

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On September 22nd 2011, Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete whilst addressing the General Assembly, urged the international community to boost support for East African countries to combat maritime piracy, telling the General Assembly that the problem, which has been centred in Somalia, has extended further south in the Indian Ocean. This call which coincided a few months earlier with the incident of a hijacked vessel, MV Susan K which was carrying sensitive Sugar Mill cargos destined to Sudan, by Somali pirates renewed the importance of maritime security to the Sudanese Government and hence action was taken to empower Maritime Security Services Company to offer Anti-Piracy support services from/to Port Sudan.