Tall Ships® Festivals


Strategic Partnership

Pearsco Solutions is a proud business partner of Tall Ships America® and their mission to support sail training. 

Our engagement with Tall Ships America® provides the CHALLENGE SERIES the opportunity to meet the requirements of the Marine Event of National Significance (MENS) designation for public safety planning and execution. 

Tall Ships® Festivals

Tall Ships® Festivals are annual events that draw thousands of visitors. The Festivals can be vital to a host city's local economy. It also presents a complex set of challenges with planning to combine waterside and shoreside initiatives. Festivals who are designated as MENS events are required to submit documents that can support the organizer's intention to have a safe operation. 

What do we do?

Pearsco Solutions works with local stakeholders and develop the plans necessary to have a safe event. We coordinate the shoreside security planning and work alongside maritime law enforcement agencies to develop a waterside operations plan that protects the fleet of tall ships in each U.S. Port.  We also provide security awareness training and other security functions for the tall ships to meet international code.  

Our involvement is to plan the entire public safety operation of a Tall Ships® Festival.  We create the Marine Event of National Significance (MENS) Security Plan that meets or exceeds US Coast Guard requirements, assist or lead with drafting the Incident Action Plan, work with federal, state, local law enforcement, emergency response, and contracted private security agencies to promote a unified command structure, and develop the necessary written plans required to mitigate the risk for the Tall Ships® event. We organize and lead the exercise to bring together all the public/private sector agencies and event organizer to evaluate responses to possible incidents. We also provide training, as necessary, to local law enforcement and emergency response agencies in preparation for threats that may be introduced into the area based on the arrival of the tall ships. 

Pearsco Solutions extensive maritime security initiative and involvement on a large scale, internationally, for Tall Ships America can be utilized by other producers and organizers of maritime/shoreside combined events to assist in their planning efforts.