Michael Douglas

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maritime security team leader

I’m a self-employed maritime security team leader/member and have been since November 2008. I have made a high number of trips (70+), through the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. I have completed risk assessments and vessel defence on numerous different vessels. I have carried out both armed and unarmed transits.

I have held a project team leaders position of a close protection team in a hazardous location for 4 years. During this time I have had to ensure the safety of my clients, property and my team. I have been involved in a number of incidents whilst working there and I have been told, by my peers that I think clearly, work professionally and continue to provide a safe environment for my clients, whilst dealing with a given problem.

I have worked in West Africa on close protection tasks.

I have carried out a number of years as a surveillance operative with UK companies such as Brays Detective Agency, The Surveillance Group, Vincent Sherman Associates and Kirk International.

I hold a Medic in Remote areas qualification, run by ExMed (first aid training provider), of Hereford. So I have a deeper knowledge of first aid, with the ability to carry out small operations, trauma care and prolonged life support. I have used the knowledge gained from this and pasted courses a number of time both on deployment and at home. This course is overseen by the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

I also hold a UK SIA Close Protection license.

Michael's Reviews (2)

5 Medicine In Remote Areas (MIRA) by Exmed UK Ltd

MIRA by ExMed - This was an extremely well put together course. ExMeds facilities are second to none. The instruction was of a very high calibre. The course is aimed at students who have FPOS, but I would suggest swotting up before attending, as the subject matter ... (read more)

5 Combined Maritime Security Course + FPOS-I by The-Training-Wing

SSO + MSO by TTW - The Training Wing are based in Wiltshire, near not so sunny Tidworth. They are a very proactive company, who provide first class instruction. The course was very well priced. The instructor had a wealth of experience. I would highly recommend this ... (read more)