Category Archives: Maritime

Fake Security Contracts Costly

Fake Security Contracts Costly By MarEx 2015-07-23 12:38:59 The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is alerting ship owners that some private maritime security companies (PMSC) are using unauthenticated copies of GUARDCON, which are transit agreements. GUARDCON is a standard … Continue reading

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Faced with migrants and terrorists is private security the answer for Med shipping?

Faced with migrants and terrorists is private security the answer for Med shipping? By Charlie Bartlett from London As if it is not enough for shipping in the Mediterranean that it is being seen as a migrant rescue service, there … Continue reading

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PMSCs linked with arms smuggling in SE Asian waters

PMSCs linked with arms smuggling in SE Asian waters July 17th, 2015 Sam Chambers Asia, Piracy 1 comments Kuala Lumpur: Private maritime security companies transiting Malaysian waters need to be careful. A local newspaper claimed today that a number of … Continue reading

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Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia?

Whither the Private Maritime Security Companies of Asia? By MarEx 2014-04-18 20:49:00 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 in … Continue reading

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Weapons on the Water, Violence at Sea

Weapons on the Water, Violence at Sea By Ian Urbina July 20, 2015 7:29 am July 20, 2015 7:29 am Credit Ben Solomon/The New York Times “Brace yourself.” This was the subject line of an email I received from a … Continue reading

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Murder at Sea: Captured on Video, but Killers Go Free

Middle East | The Outlaw Ocean Murder at Sea: Captured on Video, but Killers Go Free A video shows at least four unarmed men being gunned down in the water. Despite dozens of witnesses, the killings went unreported and remain … Continue reading

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Power, Law, and the End of Privateering

Power, Law, and the End of Privateering Hattendorf, John B Naval War College Review 04-01-2015 Lemnitzer, Jan Martin. Power, Law, and the End of Privateering. Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 254pp. $95 Jan Martin Lemnitzer has made a very important … Continue reading

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Obstinate and Audacious

Obstinate and Audacious McCranie, Kevin D Naval History 04-01-2014 The American privateer Prince de Neufchatel bedeviled the British in the War of 1812, repeatedly outrunning pursuers and fighting back when cornered. The British frigate Endymion was coasting through the waters … Continue reading

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YES, PRIVATEERS MATTERED

YES, PRIVATEERS MATTERED Leiner, Frederick C Naval History 04-01-2014 History is ill-served by a peculiar recent trend to downplay the significance of American privateering in the War of 1812. When the United States went to war against Britain in June … Continue reading

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Ghana government allows private security on vessels

Ghana government allows private security on vessels The Ghanaian government has granted a British private security company (PSC) the licence to have armed guards on board vessels. From the end of June 2015, Watchwood Resources Ltd (WRL) will be able … Continue reading

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