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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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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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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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