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PMCS: The End or the Beginning?

April 22, 2014 PMCS: The End or the Beginning? By MarEx Claude Berube, a teacher of naval history at the United Stated Naval Academy, gives his opinions on private military contractors (PMCs): The National Intelligence Council’s report Global Trends 2030: … Continue reading

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Part 2: Whither the PMSC of Asia?

April 21, 2014 Part 2: Whither the PMSC of Asia? By MarEx LT Scott Cheney-Peters, a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and the former editor of Surface Warfare magazine, gives his opinions private military contractors’ utility and … Continue reading

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Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security

6 Dec 2013 Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security In this video, John-Clark Levin elaborates on his book “Private Anti-Piracy Navies: How Warships for Hire Are Changing Maritime Security.” The text specifically examines how the … Continue reading

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THE PIPER OF PUZHAL

News THE PIPER OF PUZHAL Sunday Mail Lynn Mcpherson By Lynn McPherson 20 April 2014 (c) 2014 Scottish Daily Record & Sunday Mail Ltd BAILED PIRATE BUSTER REVEALS HOW HE SURVIVED THE HELL OF INDIAN JAIL Ex–soldier says playing chanter … Continue reading

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Petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards to be heard in India’s Madurai court

Petition to drop charges against anti-piracy guards to be heard in India’s Madurai court Baltic Daily – Political/Social News 21 April 2014 10:43 © 2014 Baltic News Service TALLINN, Apr 21, BNS - A petition to drop charges against the seafarers … Continue reading

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The Pirate Economy

The Pirate Economy By Joe Pinsker As recently as the early 2000s, piracy on Africa’s eastern coast was a small-time affair. Since then, the pirate economy has gone berserk. Somalia’s dilapidated legal infrastructure, along with the defenselessness of cargo ships, … Continue reading

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Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards

Taiwan fishermen to use armed guards Kyodo News Posted at 03/19/2014 7:16 PM | Updated as of 03/19/2014 7:17 PM TAIPEI – Taiwan-registered fishing vessels operating in the pirated-infested waters of the Indian Ocean have obtained permission to hire armed … Continue reading

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Italian marines case fails to address use of force during pirate attacks

Italian marines case fails to address use of force during pirate attacks The legal discourse has missed an opportunity to set a benchmark for future cases involving states and commercial armed guards protecting cargo ships P. Manoj   The two … Continue reading

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Corsham anti-piracy firm sails through audit

Corsham anti-piracy firm sails through audit 6:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014 in News A Corsham-based anti-piracy firm has been rated fully shipshape, after receiving a prestigious national qualification. Black Pearl Maritime Security, founded in 2011 by former Royal Marine Chris … Continue reading

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Anchors to protect sailors

February 20, 2014 Updated: February 20, 2014 02:53 IST Anchors to protect sailors Praveen Swami AP The International Maritime Bureau’s figures show that piracy has reached a six-year low. File Photo India has opposed security guards on ships saying it … Continue reading

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