Category Archives: Piracy

MIMA: Hire private security to prevent pirate attacks

MIMA: Hire private security to prevent pirate attacks Posted on 12 August 2015 – 01:27pm Last updated on 12 August 2015 – 02:00pm Bernard Cheah newsdesk@thesundaily.com KUALA LUMPUR: The Maritime Institute of Malaysia has called on shipping companies to hire … Continue reading

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The Decision to Stop Using Security Guards

The Decision to Stop Using Security Guards By Wendy Laursen 2015-06-24 18:22:39 It’s a subject that ship managers are reticent to talk about, but many are now thinking about when they will stop using security guards on their ships travelling … Continue reading

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BIMCO Contributes to Piracy Status Report

BIMCO Contributes to Piracy Status Report Posted by Eric Haun Thursday, June 11, 2015 Photo: Oceans Beyond Piracy The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) informs it has continued its support for the Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) “The State of … Continue reading

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Piracy and the armed guard question

Piracy and the armed guard question By Marcus Hand from Singapore One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards. In the lawless waters in the Indian … 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 Reuters News By Keith Wallis 3 December 2014 16:23 SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other … Continue reading

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Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk

FINANCE Somali pirates face new forces as Drum Cussac sells to Ambrey Risk The Telegraph Online Alan Tovey Industry Editor 3 November 2014 14:38 Security and risk consultancy to sell anti-piracy business as it focuses on long-term work Security group … Continue reading

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Piracy and the armed guard question

Piracy and the armed guard question By Marcus Hand from Singapore One of the more controversial growth sectors in shipping has been the private security business, in particular, the use of armed guards. In the lawless waters in the Indian … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s new battlefield: toward a regulatory regime in the United States for privately armed contractors operating at sea.

Blackwater’s new battlefield: toward a regulatory regime in the United States for privately armed contractors operating at sea Sean Patrick Mahard Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. 47.1 (Jan. 2014): p331. http://law.vanderbilt.edu/index.aspx “[W]hen evil is the only solution, you do evil.” … Continue reading

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A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada

A private security solution to Somali piracy? The U.S. call for private security engagement and the implications for Canada Author(s):Christopher Spearin Source:Naval War College Review. 63.4 (Autumn 2010): p56.  http://www.nwc.navy.mil/press Full Text: Canada’s naval response to Somali piracy has been … Continue reading

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Lending an “invisible hand” to the navy: armed guards as a free market assistance to defeating piracy

Lending an “invisible hand” to the navy: armed guards as a free market assistance to defeating piracy Author(s):Brittany E. Pizor Source:Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law. 45.1-2 (Fall 2012): p545.   http://www.case.edu/orgs/jil/ Abstract Piracy may be viewed to have a … Continue reading

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