Private Maritime Security Company

Ensuring Excellence and Safety Throughout the Industry


Since 2005, many international organizations have expressed concern over the rise in acts of piracy. In more recent times the threat of piracy has surfaced in West Africa and within the South China Sea. To ensure that Zeal continues to service all its client’s requirements we have adapted and grown accordingly to ensure we can deploy our services within the High-Risk Areas. Zeal Global Maritime Solutions continue to adapt and overcome the threat in the ever-evolving world of global piracy and terrorism. Our security teams are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at any time, meeting all client demands. Ensuring full compliancy with International Law, Coast and Flag state legislations, Zeal GMS maintains stringent Rules for the Use of Force alongside all legal obligations. The service provided extends but is not limited to; Vessel Security & Hardening Methods, Crew Protection & Training, Counter Piracy Vessel Security Auditing, Risk Assessments & Passage Plan Threat Analysis, 24-Hour Operational Support and real-time Vessel Safety Monitoring.



Benjamin Foster-Rankine

Benjamin is the Founder and Co-Owner of Zeal Global Maritime Solutions. Stemmed from a background as a British Royal Marines Commando, Ben overseas Operations with extensive experience gained from frontline operations in the Middle East and Africa. In addition, Benjamin has led security team within the maritime domain, thus giving him the advantage of first-hand knowledge and experience of the threat and deterrence against piracy and terrorism.

Benjamin has over 10 years of hands on experience orientated around maritime security. He continues to engage with clients as a primary point of contact, this ensures that our client requirements are heard and reviewed with the necessary action being taken and delegated to the appropriate person within the Zeal organisation.

Benjamin overseas business development, operations and recruitment.

Bryn Orme
Bryn is a Co-Owner of Zeal Global Maritime Solutions, with over 20 years’ experience working for Government Agencies within the UK, handling private and public contracts worth millions of pounds, Bryn specialises in contract compliance, human resources and the tender process. Bryn is ideally placed to provide cost effective service support that ensures compliance, due diligence and unrivalled quality.



Martin Norman

Following a successful career as a Sniper in the Royal Marines Commandos, Martin transitioned to the Maritime industry with ease, quickly excelling to the role of a Team Leader prior to progressing as a Senior Operations Manager.

His frontline experience from global security threats, including the Middle East and Maritime Interdiction Operations, has given Martin a wide and varied security and risk skill set.

Martin is responsible for the professional, effective and smooth delivery of operations that meet the requirements of each Client as a unique entity.


All of Zeal’s Operational Managers are former British Military personnel with frontline experience in hostile environments by land and by sea.


Zeal Global Maritime Solutions pride ourselves on our commitment and development to ensure we continue to adhere to the security industry standards and international codes of practice.


Zeal Global Maritime Solutions recognise the legal implications from Private Maritime Security Companies has excelled rapidly in a short period of time and as a result, place the upmost importance in ensuring we comply with all aspects of National, International and industry legislation.  Our compliance team has successfully achieved and maintain the below listed accreditations and certification:

  • ISO 9001:2008
  • ISO 28000:2007
  • ISO 28007-1:2015

Codes of Practice

  • Best Management Practice for protection against Piracy.
  • International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers.
  • Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)


Our legal partner, Holman Fenwick Willian, has over 140 dedicated lawyers globally, specialising in maritime law and readily available regardless of time zone.


We obtain the correct licences outlined by the UK Government to procure, export and operate firearms whilst providing logistical assistance to vessels and protecting client assets.


We support the International Maritime Organisation demand of Private Maritime Security Companies insurance levels that Ship Owners and P&I Clubs depend upon.

For this reason, our insurance broker, Chesterfield, underwritten by Guardtrack, provides the following levels of cover, in accordance with BIMCO’s Guardcon.

Public Liability:  $5,000,000 USD

General Liability:  $5,000,000 USD

Professional Indemnity: $5,000,000 USD

Employers and Maritime Employers Liability:  £5,000,000 GBP

Personal Accident:  $250,000


Zeal Global Maritime Solutions are fully licenced to complete security transits throughout the High-Risk Areas or the Indian Ocean, surrounding waters, West Coast of Africa and Far East Asia.  In consultation with our legal support, Clients can rest assured that all operational legal obligations are fully complied with National, International and Industry standards.


Zeal Global Maritime Solutions became a signatory of the ICoC in December 2011. We adhere to the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.