29th November 2013
Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS), the maritime division of Tundra Group, is proud to announce it has been certified by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA) to ISO/PAS 28007, the Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs). ISO/PAS 28007, as part of the ISO 28000 family of security standards, gives established guidelines to private maritime security companies (PMSC) that supply privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board ships. Certification to these standards demonstrates to the international community that Tundra MDS can legally, safely and effectively guard seafarers, their vessels and cargo.
Certifying to the ISO 28000 and ISO/PAS 28007 standards shows Tundra MDS’s clients, and the entire maritime industry, their dedication to providing the highest levels of professionalism and compliance. Employing this system has also streamlined their processes which in turn have increased efficiency and reduced costs. This cost saving has been passed onto their clients, allowing Tundra MDS to provide the best possible service at the best possible price.
Lee Rimmer, Tundra MDS’s Managing Director, comments: “Having ISO/PAS 28007:2012 certification demonstrates to the industry that we are still able to deliver the same high quality of service at a lower price without compromising on quality. Recent feedback from our clients has been fantastic, and they are extremely happy with the superior service they are receiving and of course the reduction in charges”. Lee continued, “We have always been clear in our vision of where we want to be placed in the market, and that is to provide the best possible service at the best possible price”. This is reflected in their Quality Policy which conveys a clear message to all of its personnel: ‘“Be the best, give your best, and serve to protect your fellow seafarers”.
Tundra MDS some time ago took the decision to use their own ‘in-house’ expertise to obtain a number of ISO Certifications. Mike Armstrong, Tundra Maritime’s Deputy MD and Quality Manager comments: “Gaining ISO certification is a strategic goal that we set ourselves and we decided to use our own internal expertise rather than bring in a team of external consultants. That way we could be sure that our procedures would be of genuine benefit to us as an organisation rather than just meeting the requirements. Everyone has been extremely satisfied with the results, including our customers, ships’ crews and our own security teams”.
“Certification to the ISO 28000 and ISO/PAS 28007 standards clearly shows that Tundra Maritime Defense Services has made a commitment in demonstrating its professionalism to ship owners and managers. In meeting the rigorous requirements of these standards, Tundra has shown its commitment to customer service, quality, safety and risk management processes, ” comments LRQA UK Business Centre Manager, David Derrick
Now ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/PAS 28007:2012 certified, Tundra MDS continue to employ internationally recognised standards to all of its operations and are on track to obtain ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification very early in the New Year.