MAST Nigeria S&T Ltd is a Nigerian Company that provides logistical and local expertise to the MAST International group in Nigeria and the wider Gulf of Guinea region.
MAST operates across the region and provides specific onshore and offshore security services to the international shipping and business community.
MAST Nigeria is a licensed security Company and has a registered office in Lagos. The team in Nigeria work closely with both the wider MAST International group and with MAST’s ship management partner CONDOR Maritime in support of the gas, oil and shipping industry.
MAST Nigeria also assists international clients with travel and journey management help throughout the country including intelligence and local knowledge.
Our fleet is centred on our 4 x Damen 3307 Axebow security escort vessels (SEVs). These are fast and reliable with ballistic protection, modern communication systems, full radar and AIS capabilities. They are properly maintained with electronic fuel metering systems (EFMS) and kept within class (Bureau Veritas).
To meet the requirements of the Nigerian Navy all vessels are:
Correctly registered and licensed, audited and approved for Security Duties by the Nigerian Navy
Capable of maintaining 12 knots with a maximum of 25 knots available and a range of 5,000nm
Transiting to the limits of the Nigerian EEZ at 200nm offshore is well within their capability
MAST’s local team can provide an entire security journey management package for visitors to Nigeria across all regions. Working closely with local law enforcement and the authorities all aspects of travel management are included from arrival at the airport to transfers to the visitor’s destination and subsequent movement around the country.
Armed and unarmed support via the local Police
Airport transfers and visa support
MAST has a track record in providing support to regional security programmes including ECOWAS and the SWAIMS (Support for West African Maritime Security) project and is in a strong position to advise on local and regional security concerns.
MAST international group has a Global Security Operations Centre that is manned 24/7 and has a direct intelligence feed from its partner, Geollect.
MAST international has a strong track record in providing security training for Government and commercial clients.
Areas of support include:
Close protection training
Coast guard training
Port security (ISPS)
Combat diver training
Oscar is a retired senior Nigerian Naval officer having earned his Nigerian Navy Presidential commission in 1988. He specialized in Above-Water and Anti-Air Warfare, sub-specialized in Intelligence and a Counter-Terrorism fellow after graduating from the George C Marshall Institute for International and Security Studies, Germany. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Shipping Management, Masters Degree in Transport Management and graduated with Distinction in Defence and Strategic Studies from the National Defence University, Beijing, China. He is a certified Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) and an EDC Alumni of the Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. He served as General Staff Officer 1 to Nigeria’s Minister of Defence, Commander, Nigerian Navy Intelligence Annex, Apapa and Command Ashore & Sea Training Officer at the Naval Training Command from where he retired honourably in 2016.
Oscar provides strategic direction and support to MAST’s international security services in the region.
Henry is a practising lawyer and partner of Solola & Akpana, a law firm based in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja. Aside from being a distinguished lawyer Henry provides strategic advice and compliance support in relation to all of MAST’s commercial operations in Nigeria.
His professional affiliations include the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
He holds a Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) & Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Law (LL.B) from the Rivers State University of Science & Technology and also attended Nigerian Law School (B.L) prior to qualifying as a lawyer.
Elias provides operational and security advice in support of MAST’s offshore security service.
Elias served for 20 years in the Nigerian Navy specialising in Underwater Warfare with a sub-specialisation as a Naval Police Officer. He retired as a Lt Commander and has since applied his extensive maritime security experience to a civilian role working in the Oil and Gas Industry for a leading international group.
A Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP®), a Member of the International Security Management Institute (M.ISMI), ASIS, a Certified Security Professional (CSyP), and an MSC, Security and Risk Management student of a leading University in the UK.
Phil-Ashiri Olisa is a practising lawyer and has over 30 years of post-call experience providing Legal Services to a plethora of both local and foreign clients.
His local knowledge in handling environmental cases in the Niger Delta and his wider oil and gas experience make him ideally suited to support MAST’s legal compliance and governance.
He is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association and holds a law degree from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt.
This is about resolving deadlocked and difficult ship arrest and commercial disputes in complex countries and jurisdictions.
Our team consists of lawyers, commercial ship managers and owners as well as insurance experts who together have a strong track record of finding a way to solve what appear at first intractable problems
Our maritime security team has such a diverse set of skills that since we started over 10 years ago our advice and guidance has extended far and wide.
The basic premise of our work is to help clients to understand the business environment they are operating in and provide timely and cost-effective advice and support when they need it.
Our maritime security track record speaks for itself.
Training is a big subject. We make sure we get to understand what our clients need. Our first step is to conduct a needs analysis –
Then work with our clients to assess the best way of getting to where they need to be
MAST provides Kidnap and Ransom response services in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea region.
MAST has extensive experience in designing technical security systems for superyachts.
Our teams have worked on new build yachts installing systems from scratch and refitting boats. Refits have included replacing and upgrading existing systems or retrofitting a brand-new system.
We help our clients train for a crisis and can sit alongside you in the event of a crisis. Our work involves assessing the potential areas of risk in your business and developing a plan to counter negative events.