There has been massive interest in the Dalmatian city of Split after British company Offshore Marine Security recently announced it was recruiting staff from Croatia to provide security for private and commercial ships around the world against pirate attacks.
Offshore Marine Security, which was formed by a former British royal marine, was recently in Split looking to boost its ranks, and says that is received over 1,500 applications, reports daily Slobodna Dalmacija.
“I got more than 1,500 calls and emails. There is a huge interest amongst people in Split for the armed security jobs on commercial boats while sail in dangerous zones such as the Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean and West Africa,” said Igor Duh, Offshore Marine’s Split representative. Salary for the job is reportedly in the region of 180 USD a day with the British company looking for people with military experience, who know how to handle firearms such as former Croatian soldiers and police officers.