Security & Marine

Sma'knis

About Us


Sma’knis Maritime Safety & Security Inc. (SMSS) has a wealth of knowledge and experience in dealing with safety & security issues. Our President, Mr. Adam Kennedy, is a Mi’kmaq who has served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a Boatswain and with the Military Police as a Patrolman specializing in Security for Military Assets, Marine Facility Security and Dockyard Security.

Adam has extensive experience in investigations, Security Planning/Auditing, Policing, First responder emergency response, negotiation, facilitation, strategic planning, community-based planning and the Consultation and Accommodation Process with Aboriginal Organizations and all levels of Government under the “Duty to Consultant”. Adam has also specialized training and work experience with-in the Security Industry and the Marine Industry from his service with the Royal Canadian Navy & Canadian Military Police.

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Project HyRHIB

We have partnered with NSCC Applied Energy Research, GlassOcean, CME, and the NSCC Ocean Technology Advanced Diploma program to work on Project HyRHIB. Project HyRHIB is a feasibility study to test and record all the potential benefits of electric propulsion on a RHIB platform.

Adam Kennedy

founder’s note

Adam Kennedy is the Founder of Sma’knis Maritime Safety & Security. Growing up in the Annapolis Valley First Nations Adam spent a lot of his time on the water. This lead Adam to serve with the Canadian Royal Navy. During his time in the Navy Adam was a boatswain where he gained experience operating RHIBS and other medium sized vessels. Adam then transferred to Military Police; this gave him the opportunity to build on his security knowledge and ability to react appropriately to any situation. Upon retiring from Military Police work, Adam founded Sma’knis Maritime Safety & Security.”