Gulf of Guinea

Diaplous is a global leader in Maritime Risk Management (MRM).We take pride in providing a wide range of maritime services, including security, risk, human resources, training as well as handling special projects. 

We address all aspects of maritime risk identifying the sources of risk, evaluating quantifying risks, managing reducing events, implementing holistic solutions, and monitoring performance. We operate in the Gulf of Guinea where we maintain an excellent network of trusted local contacts and partners. We are also certified by ISO and TÜV for the quality of our work.

‘Diaplous Shipmanagement Cyprus’ and ‘Diaplous Shipmanagement Nigeria’ were incorporated in 2019. They are both recognized and accredited by the respective local authorities.

Diaplous Ship Management specializes in vessel management in providing MRM services, notably in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG).

Diaplous adheres the local laws and regulations of all GoG  countries and operates efficiently and effectively with all appropriate licenses, authorizations, and agreements, enabling all parties concerned to audit the established procedures, offices, and Security Escort Vessels (SEVs), for compliance purposes.

It is worth noting that Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) and privately owned weapons are NOT allowed throughout the GoG area.


  •  In Nigeria, Diaplous offers security escort services with owned and chartered SEVs, within the Nigerian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as, Nigeria local Navy armed guards and MSLO’s on board vessels during their stay at the respective ports limits and during transits between Nigerian ports.
  • In Togo, Diaplous provides local Navy armed teams with MSLO’s on board vessels and naval gun boats as security escorts, for inbound and outbound transits.
  • In Cameroon, Diaplous provides security escort services via private SEVs, within the Cameroonian (EEZ), as well as local navy armed guards on board vessels during their stay at port limits.
  • In Ghana, Diaplous provides security escort services via naval gunboats, within the Ghanaian (EEZ), as well as local navy armed guards on board vessels during their stay at port limits.

We are proud to state that we have completed more than 400 transits with no incidents.

Why Choose Diaplous

Diaplous Services & Support

Reaching out to Master of CV with logical procedures 5 days prior to arrival at RV

Intelligence and threat analysis + updates sent out 3 days prior to arrival at RV

24/7 Ops Centre in PHCT and supported by 24/7 Ops Centre Athens

Excellent understanding of Nigerian regulations

Assured Logistic support through key logistics provider in Nigeria

A robust operational risk assessment matrix covering all risks w.r.t. the escort

Rigorous operational and safety checks on all vessels prior to any escort to avoid ‘surprises’

Thorough contingency plans in case of mechanical breakdown or incident

Well-trained MSLOs who is the liaison between NN, SEV, CV and Ops Centre

All the ISO qualifications demonstrating a structured approach to our business

Outstanding HSE Record – NO incidents to date

HSE ingrained on MSLOs, CEO personally involved in HSE-compliance of the Group

Long-time experience, holistic approach to maritime security

Licences & ISO Certifications

Diaplous Ship Management Nigeria

Service Agreement with Nigerian Navy MOU Holder  (MarineAge International)

Certificate of Incorporation (CAC)

Shipping License from NIMASA

License as Recognized Security Organization (RSO)

License from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR)

Approved by MRQ / Octopus platform

Diaplous Ship Management Cyprus

Service Agreement with MoU Holder (Armed Forces of Togo)

Service Agreement with MoU Holder (Armed Forces of Ghana)

Service Agreement with Authorized Provider (Ministry of Defense – Republic of Cameroon)

Diaplous Group (6 ISO Certifications)

4 ISO Certifications by LRQA

ISO 28000:2007( Security Management)
ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management)
ISO 45001:2018 (Occupational Health and Safety Management)
ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management)

2 ISO Certifications by TUV Austria

ISO 27001:2013 (Information Security Management)&
ISO 37001:2016 (Antibribery Management Systems)

Special Projects

We provide bespoke, specially-trained K9 Teams for stowaways search prior to vessel departure from any port within the referred region.

Crisis Response (Kidnap & Ransom) operations

Diaplous deploys response teams on short notice. We have a track record and particular expertise, in the field of resolving such cases.

It is our principal to respect all applicable laws and maintains optimum compliance thus allowing us to retain our certifications and accreditations.

Our expertise derives from our comprehensive knowledge of security related-aspects and our overall experience in organizing, performing, and managing the most demanding projects.



The maritime risk management company of choice.