Tundra Maritime Defense Services (MDS), the maritime division of Tundra Group, has achieved certification to ISO/PAS 28007, the Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) with LRQA.
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.
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. 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 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”.