Tag Archives: Maritime

Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels

Stakeholders clear air on armed security on board vessels 17.Mar.2015 The statement issued recently by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) that henceforth ‘all armed and unarmed’ security on board vessels would be prohibited on Nigerian territorial waters … Continue reading

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Panama Accredits Maritime Security Firm

Panama Accredits Maritime Security Firm Posted to Michelle Howard Thursday, March 05, 2015 Photo: ESG Global Security The Panama Maritime Authority has accredited ESC Global Security personnel to offer protection aboard Panamanian-registered vessels, in what is thought to mark the … 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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Empire strikes back: where counter-piracy is going wrong

Empire strikes back: where counter-piracy is going wrong Author(s): Hazel Healy New Internationalist. .465 (Sept. 2013): p12. http://www.newint.org Full Text: Pirate hijackings off the coast of Africa have spawned a lucrative protection industry. With private security guards taking to the … Continue reading

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Avoiding Pitfalls on the Water

Avoiding Pitfalls on the Water By Larry DeMarcay, Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli Thursday, February 19, 2015 When a land-based contractor decides to work on water, risk can arise from unexpected places. It doesn’t have to be that way. In the past, … Continue reading

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Maritime Security in Africa: Potential for the Private Sector?

24 February 2015 Maritime Security in Africa: Potential for the Private Sector? Dirk Siebels thinks that the private sector should contribute further to Africa’s maritime security. As he sees it, private maritime security companies (PMSCs) can help close short-term capability … Continue reading

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Soft-Law Guidelines for Maritime Security Compliance

[Exclusive] Soft-Law Guidelines for Maritime Security Compliance By MarEx 2015-02-15 17:54:13 By Simon O. Williams, BA, LLM Despite global regulation grounded in the international Law of the Sea (specifically, UNCLOS) and a myriad of coastal, port and flag state policies, … Continue reading

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