Category Archives: Maritime

Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia?

April 18, 2014 Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia? By MarEx LT Scott Cheney-Peters, a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and the former editor of Surface Warfare magazine, gives his opinions on private maritime security … Continue reading

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Indian court accepts petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards

Indian court accepts petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards Baltic Daily – Political/Social News 11 April 2014 12:38, TALLINN, Apr 11, BNS - The high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu has accepted a petition to drop charges … Continue reading

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12 detained US ship crew released on bail

12 detained US ship crew released on bail Press Trust of India  |  Tirunelveli  April 4, 2014 Last Updated at 18:00 IST Nearly six months after their arrest on charges of entering Indian waters illegally, twelve Indian crew members of … Continue reading

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Security Guards In Trouble with the Law

March 31, 2014 Security Guards In Trouble with the Law By MarEx In a growing list of legal incidents involving maritime security professionals, Port2Port West Africa has confirmed that two of its security contractors were arrested on March 28 in … Continue reading

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Maritime Security Comes of Age

April 03, 2014   [Guest Column] Maritime Security Comes of Age   There’s a new international standard that raises the bar for PMSCs. By David Rider In recent years, the number of companies offering protective services to the global shipping … Continue reading

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Woman to fly out for boyfriend’s jail release

Woman to fly out for boyfriend’s jail release By rita campbell 3 April 2014, An Oban woman is flying out to India today hoping to greet her boyfriend as he walks from the jail he has been held in since … Continue reading

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Wrongful maritime arrests condemned

Wrongful maritime arrests condemned 31st March 2014 Various authorities are criminalising maritime security operatives. This has been condemned by an industry trade body, the Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). Across piracy afflicted areas, in the Indian Ocean and … Continue reading

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Detained sailor still being held in Indian prison

Detained sailor still being held in Indian prison Published on the 31 March 2014 An Ashington seaman is still being held in an Indian prison despite being granted bail last week. Nick Dunn and 33 colleagues were granted bail during … Continue reading

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AdvanFort pays bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards

AdvanFort pays bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards BC, Tallinn, 31.03.2014. Estonian foreign ministry announced that shipping company AdvanFort has paid the bail for Estonian anti-piracy guards detained in an Indian prison but because of technical reasons, they won’t be released … Continue reading

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Two British maritime security guards arrested in Nigeria

Two British maritime security guards arrested in Nigeria By Marcus Hand from  Singapore Port2Port West Africa has vehemently denied allegations against two of its British security contractors arrested in Nigeria. Port2Port confirmed that two of its security contractors, Vincent Hayward … Continue reading

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