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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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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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The Development and Regulation of Private Maritime Security

The Development and Regulation of Private Maritime Security BY 2014-11-24 13:28:00 By Simon O. Williams, LLM Before countries possessed the capacity to create and maintain ocean-going navies, privateers dominated the business of protecting maritime commerce from the risks of piracy, … Continue reading

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Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP

Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP BY 2014-12-09 09:13:00 By Simon O. Williams, LLM Various types of state jurisdiction can be enforced under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and international law broadly. UNCLOS itself … 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 Written by Reuters, Thursday, 04 December 2014 Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, … Continue reading

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How seven Norwegian small warships ended up in the hands of a former Niger Delta militant

How seven Norwegian small warships ended up in the hands of a former Niger Delta militant by Morten Böås Posted on December 16, 2014 by Mats Utas Norway is rarely an issue of debate in Nigeria, but on Sunday 14th December … Continue reading

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Norway defends sale of warships to ex-militant

Norway defends sale of warships to ex-militant  TheCable The Norwegian government says it cannot be held responsible for the six decommissioned Norwegian warships sold to ex-militant Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo. In all, Tompolo, a former commander of Movement … Continue reading

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