Cormac Mc Garry

Senior Analyst, Maritime

  • Risk Monitoring


Cormac is part of a specialised analytical team, spread across the world, dedicated to global, international and supranational issues where his primary responsibility is to manage Control Risks’ maritime intelligence and security services. 

Cormac’s team assist clients with issues such as piracy and armed robbery at sea, war, terrorism, activism and civil unrest working with specialist colleagues around the world to deliver a full range of solutions to the maritime sector including vessel and port security reviews, policy audits, due diligence and training at tactical and strategic level. He is certified under the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code as a Company Security Officer (CSO), Ship Security Officer (SSO), and Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) with Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (PDSD). 

Recent tasks that Cormac has worked on include:

  • Deployed to Mexico’s Bay of Campeche on intelligence gathering trip to improve and inform maritime security services for clients operating off Mexico.
  • Project managed Control Risks’ global COVID-19 supply chain impact analysis.
  • Advised client on non-traditional risks to global asset base, including risks from smuggling and activism. 
  • Managed delivery of complete transit review for heavy lift vessels moving from Singapore to Europe, including through Red Sea waters threatened by conflict in Yemen. The project included a full journey threat assessment, multiple vessel inspections/reviews and hardening recommendations.

  • Prior to joining Control Risks, Cormac was an Operations Manager in East Africa coordinating land-based close protection, crisis response and special investigations. Cormac also worked as a Project Manager at the National Maritime College of Ireland managing applied research projects with the Irish Naval Service and others in the European maritime community and served in the Irish Reserve Defence Forces as an NCO and artillery Gun Commander. 

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