Category Archives: Maritime

THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES

THE USE OF FORCE AND FIREARMS BY PRIVATE MARITIME SECURITY COMPANIES AGAINST SUSPECTED PIRATES Petrig, Anna. The International and Comparative Law Quarterly62.3 (Jul 2013): 667-701. Abstract The legal framework pertaining to the use of private armed guards protecting merchant ships … Continue reading

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Shipping companies turn to private security as maritime threat rises in Southeast Asia

Shipping companies turn to private security as maritime threat rises in Southeast Asia By Melissa Goh POSTED: 29 Sep 2014 21:10 UPDATED: 30 Sep 2014 00:03 Malaysia’s defence minister, Hishammuddin Hussein, says the country remains at risk of possible attacks … Continue reading

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Risks in Contracting Government Security Forces in Gulf of Guinea

Global Analysis   Risks in Contracting Government Security Forces in Gulf of Guinea   September 16, 2014 Dirk Steffen My previous article explored the use of police and naval forces in Nigeria for the provision of private maritime security. The … Continue reading

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Troubled Waters? The Use of Nigerian Navy and Police in Private Maritime Security Roles.

Africa, Capability Analysis Troubled Waters? The Use of Nigerian Navy and Police in Private Maritime Security Roles. July 1, 2014 Dirk Steffen 6 Comments Example of a “permit” issued to a PMSC for embarking Nigerian Maritime Police by the Lagos … Continue reading

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Danger on the High Seas: Are Private Security Firms the Solution?

Danger on the High Seas: Are Private Security Firms the Solution? “Private security firms may protect vessels and crews, but their presence also introduces complications.” Jeffrey PayneSchuyler Moore September 10, 2014 Tweet In 2013, 80 percent of trade was transported … Continue reading

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International: The state of piracy

International: The state of piracy Post Magazine By John Thompson 4 September 2014, With the nature of the piracy threat constantly evolving, John Thompson looks at the role of private maritime security companies in mitigating the risk Piracy’s gone away, … Continue reading

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Scots pirate hunter Billy Irving treated for rabies after being bitten by feral dog in latest episode of his Indian nightmare

Scots pirate hunter Billy Irving treated for rabies after being bitten by feral dog in latest episode of his Indian nightmare dailyrecord.co.uk 7 September 2014 05:39, THE ex-para was arrested along with the rest of his crew by Indian coastguard … Continue reading

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Chinks in PMSC Armour?

Chinks in PMSC Armour? Published on August 29, 2014 by David Rider The collapse of GoAGT has led to renewed scrutiny of the marsec industry.  Chinks Appear in the Maritime Security Armour An Op-Ed piece by Simon Biggs, ASKET Ltd. … Continue reading

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Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea

Say This Seven Times Fast: See Security Contractors Save Ships at Sea by David Isenberg (August 27, 2014)  If you have read my writings over the years ( here, here, and here, for example)  you will know I’ve often been … Continue reading

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Trio to stay in India as police appeal decision

Trio to stay in India as police appeal decision Hull Daily Mail By Danny Longhorn 19 August 2014 E YORKS:Crew released from jail but not free to leave country InShort Three East Yorkshire ex-servicemen are to remain in India after … Continue reading

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