Command at Sea International

Providing head-of-state-level security for luxury yacht owners.

Luxury yachts face many threats.

CASI's Comprehensive Risk Mitigation offers
3 escalating layers of protection.

  • Kidnapping
  • Drug Smuggling
  • Piracy
  • Stowaways
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Diver Attacks
  • Crew Theft
  • Vandalism
  • Terrorism
  • In-port Crime
  • Natural Disasters
  • Espionage
  • Improvised Explosives

Fundamental Protection

  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Mitigation Strategy
  • Crew Vetting & Training
  • Threat Monitoring

Enhanced Security

  • Surveillance
  • Monitoring & Alarms
  • Citadel Rooms
  • Advanced Lighting
  • Access Controls
  • Non-Lethal Deterrents
  • Submersibles
  • Cyber Security

Prevailing Force

  • Armed Guards
  • Anti-Diver Devices
  • Response Forces
  • Emergency Communications
  • Hostage Negotiation
  • Evacuation


In an increasingly unstable global political and social environment, threats from pirates, terrorists, thieves and organized criminal elements are growing on the sparsely policed world’s oceans. Yacht security is more critical than ever to the use and enjoyment of private yachts. Harnessing the talent of the world’s most sophisticated and experienced international security experts, Command at Sea International (CASI) provides unequaled head-of-state level protection for select luxury yachts.

The CASI Difference

Command at Sea International is seeking a limited number of select clients who share our philosophy that the best security is born from the best possible strategic planning and implementation. Owners of both existing and in-construction yachts will work with our extraordinary, multi-skilled team of security experts to:

  • Develop a Comprehensive Security Assessment with our client and his team
  • Create a Operational Security Plan in collaboration with the yacht's management, design and construction team that includes:
    1. Necessary design elements
    2. Use of appropriate ballistic materials
    3. Integration of appropriate security technologies
  • Implement the Operational Security Plan
  • Develop, supervise and deliver Manual and Crew Training
  • Conduct Periodic Plan Reviews
  • Provide Ongoing Security Services and Consulting
Apr 14

Vice Admiral Brian Peterman explains how passengers on the sinking South Korean ferry could survive using air pockets.

Apr 14

Vice Admiral Brian Peterman spoke with Cecile Gauert in the latest edition of ShowBoats International to discuss the recently held Superyacht Design Symposium.

For me, the Symposium was fabulous in that it touched my favorite things: art, science and fun. From the art perspective, we heard from the owners who have been called the modern-day Medicis…We also heard from the modern-day Michelangelo’s, the talented designers whose vision and art make the stunningly beautiful yachts we saw represented in the Design Awards,” said Brian Peterman, CEO of Command at Sea International. “But the art of the designer must be translated into materials, dimensions and adherence with standards and that is where the science entered. The sessions on managing tonnage and designing flight decks, for example, brought reality into the discussion.

Source: ShowBoats International

Meet The Principals

Command at Sea International is led by two unique, extraordinarily experienced individuals, each of whom brings a vast array of knowledge to deliver a level of security as yet unseen in the luxury yachting community:

  • Joseph W. Hagin VIP Protection
  • VADM D. Brian Peterman Maritime Security and Production Management

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