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Aspida is the first PMSC to be permanently approved by CNAPS

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unnamed (56)Aspida is the first PMSC to be permanently approved by CNAPS to provide armed guards onboard French flagged vessels.

Aspida est la première EPPN à être approuvée indéfiniment par CNAPS de fournir des gardes armés à bord des navires battant pavillon français.

As of June 12 2015 Aspida is the first Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) to be permanently certified and licensed to supply armed guard protection to French flagged vessels.

Aspida is also the first non-french PMSC to get a non-temporary accreditation by CNAPS.

Aspida’s operations are carried out by more than 200 highly qualified and regularly vetted security personnel. The first cartes professionnelles (professional qualification cards) have already been received allowing Aspida to offer its specialised services to French shipowners and clients. All Aspida operators are highly experienced ex Special Forces members with military background and several NATO operations. Nevertheless, Aspida, and in accordance with ISO standards, requires that all operators are under continuous training that involves certifications from internationally accredited training centres. With a long record of more than 2000 successful missions, our experience shows that we offer an outstanding service.

Holding four ISO accreditations: ISO 28007 (Maritime Security), ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Health & Safety),  Aspida is a founding member of the International Code of Conduct Association for Private Security Companies (ICOCA) and one of the first companies to be accepted in the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI), certified as a Stage 1 Member. Aspida is also approved by BIMCO as an Associate PMSC Member.


Aspida is an organisation with regional offices in three continents, specialising in Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environmental and Humanitarian services provided to Governments, NGOs and Corporate clients in a multitude of sectors ranging from Shipping and Energy to Minerals, Cyber, Port and Coastal Facilities.

Pushing the envelope further, Aspida provides valuable intelligence, certified training and consultancy while developing new unique concepts and risk mitigation solutions.


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