Category Archives: Piracy

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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The gunship archipelago

The gunship archipelago Paul Rogers 18 December 2014 The growth of secretive floating armouries raises a challenge to maritime security worldwide. The MV Sinbad is a vessel of 250 gross tonnage, originally built as a fisheries patrol-boat in Sweden in … Continue reading

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Maritime Security: Balancing Cost and Quality

Maritime Security: Balancing Cost and Quality Posted on November 7, 2014 by Guest Contributor Written by Steven Jones, Maritime Director, Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI). The past 12 months have seen the media rushing to state that piracy … Continue reading

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Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy By Keith Wallis SINGAPORE Wed Dec 3, 2014 4:23pm EST 1 of 3. A Spanish frigate, Blas De Lezo helicopter fires warning shots in front of a suspected pirate skiff … Continue reading

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Troubled Waters Exploring the Emerging Dynamics between Navies and Private Security Companies in Anti-piracy Operations

Troubled Waters  Exploring the Emerging Dynamics between Navies and Private Security Companies in Anti-piracy Operations  

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Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation

Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation Yvonne M. Dutton Publication Citation Yvonne M. Dutton, Gunslingers on the High Seas: A Call for Regulation, 24 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 107-160 (2013) Available at: http://scholarship.law.duke.edu/djcil/vol24/iss1/

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Salvage Awards on the Somali Coas t- Who Pays for Public and Private Rescue Efforts in Piracy Crises

Salvage Awards on the Somali Coast: Who Pays for Public and Private Rescue Efforts in Piracy Crises? Geoffrey Christopher Rapp Abstract This paper, a contribution to the “Troubled Waters: Combating Modern Piracy with the Rule of Law” symposium, explores the … Continue reading

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