Focus: Protection Vessels International, a world leader in complete maritime security solutions

Protection Vessels International, a DG Risk company, is a world leader in complete maritime security solutions servicing some of the largest shipping companies in the world.

In West Africa, PVI is fully operational across the Gulf of Guinea and offers a fleet of 45 knot security vessels for escorts in Ghana, Benin, Cameroon, Sao Tome and Principe, and Gabon. From PVI’s regional 24/7 operations hub, in-country managers coordinate naval asset services and privately owned patrol vessels complete with embarked indigenous forces via a network of local and expat liaison officers to provide fully compliant transit solutions in the Gulf of Guinea and beyond.

PVI’s partnership with Nigerian-based Southgate Global, Nigerian Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) holders and regulated maritime security providers enables clients to benefit from the added assurance of a fully compliant, complete supply chain solution for transits in the Gulf of Guinea.

Since 2009, the company has protected vessels across the world through the provision of quality and compliant maritime security services. With a 100% track record of safe passage, it provides agile, reliable and intelligent solutions for a multitude of security challenges in any environment.

Working collaboratively with clients, PVI works with Chief Security Officers to refine and formulate their concepts into solid, effective and affordable solutions, saving them time to focus on their core business operations.

Above all, PVI clients rest assured knowing that their security requirements are met through a fully compliant and assured security solution at the right cost, in the right place and at the right time. 

Protection Vessels International

We have regional hubs across Africa. PVI’s global operational HQ is based at: Protection Vessels International Ltd Unit 13/14, Swallow Court, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7EJ

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Contact  : +44 (0)1884 842878



Nigeria: 19B Apara Road, G.R.A Phase II, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

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Contact : +23 48033 098664


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