Cormac Mc Garry

Maritime Analyst

London

Cormac Mc Garry is Control Risks’ lead maritime analyst, primarily responsible for the management of CORE+Maritime. Cormac is based in London where he is Control Risks’ point of contact for maritime risk analysis and business development, regularly scoping and delivering maritime subscriptions and bespoke consultancies as well as representing Control Risks’ maritime expertise in industry and public engagements. 

  • Maritime Security
  • On-line Global Security Risk Monitoring & Analysis


Cormac Mc Garry is Control Risks’ lead maritime analyst, primarily responsible for the management of CORE+Maritime. Cormac is based in London where he is Control Risks’ point of contact for maritime risk analysis and business development, regularly scoping and delivering maritime subscriptions and bespoke consultancies as well as representing Control Risks’ maritime expertise in industry and public engagements. 

Cormac’s team provides global analytical coverage of maritime security including piracy and armed robbery at sea, conflict, terrorism, activism, civil unrest and port security to a range of maritime clients. Cormac works closely with specialist colleagues to deliver a full range of solutions to the maritime sector including vessel reviews, policy audits, due diligence and training.


Cormac’s recent projects include:
  • Delivered a threat assessment on threats arising from the conflict in Yemen to an oil major who were considering alternative routing due to militant threats to shut down Red Sea shipping.
  • Briefed a 20 man crew in Las Palmas prior to their departure to Nigerian waters. Control Risks was requested to provide the crew with an expert briefing on the security concerns they would face after they expressed doubts about the project due to media reports they read online. 
  • Coordinated proposal and delivery of complete transit review for heavy vessels moving from Singapore to Europe. The project included a full journey threat assessment, multiple vessel reviews and hardening recommendations.


Prior to joining Control Risks Cormac, a Kiswahili speaker, was an Operations Manager in East Africa coordinating close protection, crisis response and investigations. Cormac also worked as a Project Manager at the National Maritime College of Ireland coordinating applied research projects with the Irish Naval Service and other European stakeholders, and served in the Irish Reserve Defence Forces as an NCO and artillery Gun Commander. 

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