Meridian.us

Headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, Meridian.us is a certified Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Meridian.us provides professional, scalable, cost-effective solutions to our clients' safety, security, and environmental stewardship needs, giving the client the most efficient and sustainable service anywhere in the world.

First in International Shipping Security

In response to the attack on the Maersk Alabama in 2009 Meridian.us was formed under the leadership of Jonathan McConnell to provide a cost-effective solution to combating piracy. Security teams, which consisted of US Marine Veterans, most of whom served with Jonathan, began serving onboard U.S. flagged vessels. Meridian was the first US-based, ISO 28007-certified maritime security firm. We proudly serve multiple Fortune 500 companies. To better serve our clients, our services have been expanded to include Incident Management Support, Corporate & Regulatory Consulting, Direct Asset Response Teams, Executive Protection, and Training.

ISO 28007:2015 and ISO 9001:2015 Certified

ISO 28007:2015 was developed as an initiative by the maritime industry and based on a request by the International Maritime Organization to provide guidelines for ISO 28000-certified companies deploying Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel (PCASP) on board ships. ISO 9001 helps Meridian ensure that we consistently provide products and services that meet the needs of customers while meeting regulatory requirements related to a product or service.

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Meridian's services

From vessel security to fixed site security to surveillance and counter surveillance, Meridian offers a wide range of security, safety, and environmental stewardship services.

Whistleblower Policy, Third Party Grievance Procedure, and Code of Ethical Conduct

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Latest News

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Meridian Celebrates Cyber Security Awareness Month

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