Category Archives: Maritime

Unsafe on high seas

Unsafe on high seas Jayaraj Sivan | TNN | Jan 12, 2016, 02.29 PM IST CHENNAI : Private maritime security services was touted as a $7 bn business globally three years ago but it is fast shrinking, generating just one-fourth … Continue reading

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A brisk business in safeguarding guns

Floating armouries Cruisin’ with guns A brisk business in safeguarding guns Jan 23rd 2016 | From the print edition IN OCTOBER 2013 the Seaman Guard Ohio, a Sierra Leone-flagged ship, was intercepted just under 11 nautical miles off the coast … Continue reading

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Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls

Countering piracy through private security in the Horn of Africa: prospects and pitfalls  Ladan Affia, Afyare A. Elmib*, W. Andy Knightc & Said Mohamedb Publishing models and article dates explained Received: 29 Mar 2015 Accepted: 28 Oct 2015 Published online: … Continue reading

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Bastion International launches online tool linking PMSCS with potential clients

Bastion International launches online tool linking PMSCS with potential clients in International Shipping News,Piracy and Security News 12/01/2016 Ship owners and managers now have the chance to choose the most cost-effective private maritime security company (PMSC) to protect their ships … Continue reading

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State Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing U.S. and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs

State Interests and the Problem of Piracy: Comparing U.S. and UK Approaches to Maritime PMSCs Renée de Neversa* pages 153-166 Received: 18 Aug 2014 Accepted: 22 Dec 2014 Published online: 19 May 2015 Abstract The U.S. and the UK supported … Continue reading

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SAFE PASSAGE: PRIVATE SECURITY AND THE DECLINE OF SOMALI PIRACY

SAFE PASSAGE: PRIVATE SECURITY AND THE DECLINE OF SOMALI PIRACY Source: Journal of Public & International Affairs . 2015, Issue 1, p77-87. 11p. Author(s): Dantas, Jordan Abstract: Pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia have declined precipitously since 2011. Various … Continue reading

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PMSCs face changing environment

PMSCs face changing environment 12th January 2016 – 9:43 by Neelam Mathews in Delhi National governments along the eastern rim of the Indian Ocean are beginning to regulate the activities of private maritime security contractors (PMSC), as a court in … Continue reading

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Armament on the High Seas

Armament on the High Seas December 10, 2015 – 1:01pm | admin By Liza Kane-Hartnett Last month, Sri Lanka announced that it had terminated its agreement with the private security firm Avant Garde to operate the country’s increasingly scandalous ‘floating armories.’ The … Continue reading

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Pirates, Politics & Protection

Pirates, Politics & Protection: Posted to Global Maritime Analysis with Joseph Keefe (byJoseph Keefe) on January 19, 2016 Like oil & water, they don’t mix. For many businesses on the collective, global waterfront, it is going to be a challenging … Continue reading

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PMCs on the High Seas: The Solution to Somali Piracy or a Failure to Learn from History?

PMCs on the High Seas: The Solution to Somali Piracy or a Failure to Learn from History?

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