About Pelagus




Pelagus (Latin for "the sea") was established in September 2013 by Scott McEwan AFNI to specialise in maritime security management systems development and implementation in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.

Scott McEwan

Scott's career in international shipping began in the late 1960's with Wilh Wilhelmsen and he was later a general manager with Burns Philp Shipping.

In 2003, he attended one of Australia's first ISPS training courses and has since then studied everything available on the subject.

Since 2004 he has delivered AMSA-approved ISPS training to over 1,200 senior ships officers and executives from leading port and offshore facility operators in Australia and neighboring countries. He has also conducted external audits and reviews of the security assessments and plans of leading ship, port and facility operators around Australia.

Having developed an enduring interest in effective maritime security management, establishing a business which specialises in this important sector was a logical step.

Pelagus offers:

  • Independent ship and maritime security plan audits, conducted with objectivity and thoroughness, with reports containing fact-based observations, to assist your security system reviews
  • Consultancy which is informed and collaborative, to optimise security assessments and plan implementation
  • Training on small courses, delivered by a lecturer whose practical understanding of ISPS Code implementation is second to none