Category Archives: Maritime

Floating armoury controversy: Avant-Garde Chairman’s passport impounded

Floating armoury controversy: Avant-Garde Chairman’s passport impounded Daily FT 24 January 2015 The Colombo Chief Magistrate yesterday ordered police to temporarily seize the passport of the head of a private security firm contracted to run a floating armoury off the … Continue reading

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Discovery of Arms on Land and Sea Keeps Alive Speculation About Attempted Coup

Discovery of Arms on Land and Sea Keeps Alive Speculation About Attempted Coup By P.K.Balachandran Published: 18th January 2015 10:07 PM Last Updated: 18th January 2015 10:07 PM Email 7 COLOMBO: The discovery of huge caches of arms and ammunition … Continue reading

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Herefordshire security firm’s global success

Herefordshire security firm’s global success Hereford Times 11 December 2014 A HEREFORDSHIRE company playing a key role in the fight against pirates in the Indian Ocean and other global troublespots, has become one of the fastest growing companies in the … Continue reading

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Floating Liabilities? Maritime Armouries, Risks and Solutions

ISN Blog 22 January 2015 Floating Liabilities? Maritime Armouries, Risks and Solutions By Omega Research Foundation USS Mitscher, US Fifth Fleet/flickr This article was originally published by Sustainable Security on 2 January, 2015. The use of security forces to protect … Continue reading

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Shocking revelations of deep security state within the State

Shocking revelations of deep security state within the State By Our Political Editor Defence Ministry-sponsored private army links up with private maritime company supplying arms Huge armouries of private firms kept in Galle Navy camp and at BMICH; potential threat … 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 In 2013, 80 percent of trade was transported by … Continue reading

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Floating arsenals: The boats full of guns for hire against pirates

7 December 2014 Last updated at 19:30 ET Floating arsenals: The boats full of guns for hire against pirates The floating armouries are generally moored in international waters around the edge of the Indian Ocean Continue reading the main story … Continue reading

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Q&A: Floating Armouries

Q&A: Floating Armouries Published on December 18, 2014 What are Floating Armouries?They are vessels used to store weapons, ammunition, and related equipment such as body armour and night vision goggles for use by Private Maritime Security Companies. They also provide … Continue reading

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Press release: Lack of regulation and oversight of floating armouries used to store weapons for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs), need for international action

Press release: Lack of regulation and oversight of floating armouries used to store weapons for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs), need for international action Published on December 18, 2014 12 UK companies storing weapons on floating armouries registered to black … Continue reading

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New report: Lack of regulation and oversight of floating armouries used to store weapons for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs), need for international action

New report: Lack of regulation and oversight of floating armouries used to store weapons for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs), need for international action Published on December 18, 2014 A new report, Floating Armouries: Implications and risks by Omega Research … Continue reading

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