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Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust

Exclusive: Anti-pirate security staff all at sea after major firm suddenly goes bust  Around 100 armed security staff hired to protect ships and tankers from pirates have been left scattered at sea after one of the world’s biggest maritime security … Continue reading

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Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale

Mercenaries in Somalia: A Neomedieval Tale.” The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order (2014): 131.

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Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency Assessments

Maritime Security: Ongoing U.S. Counterpiracy Efforts Would Benefit From Agency Assessments GAO-14-422: Published: Jun 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2014. … Of the various implemented practices, officials from the six U.S. agencies engaged in counterpiracy activities and the eight … Continue reading

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Hijacking of Thai oil tanker sparks call for cargo ships to carry weapons

Hijacking of Thai oil tanker sparks call for cargo ships to carry weapons BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific 9 June 2014 04:06, Text of report by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 9 June Last month’s hijacking of MT Orapin 4, … Continue reading

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Putting security guards in their place

Putting security guards in their place 29 Mar 2014 All of the GAC’s Sea Crime Defence System technologies can be used in combination. Security guards have been hailed as one of the best defences against piracy, but technology solutions remain … Continue reading

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PROMISING PRIVATEERS? Understanding the Constraints of Contemporary Private Security at Sea

PROMISING PRIVATEERS? Understanding the Constraints of Contemporary Private Security at Sea Spearin, Christopher. Naval War College Review67.2 (Spring 2014): 97-116. Abstract (summary) For the secretary-general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, contemporary piracy is nothing less than a “global menace.” … Continue reading

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Blackwaters New Battlefield: Toward a Regulatory Regime in the United States for Privately Armed Contractors Operating at Sea

Blackwaters New Battlefield: Toward a Regulatory Regime in the United States for Privately Armed Contractors Operating at Sea. Source: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law . Jan2014, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p331-369. 39p. Author(s): Mahard, Sean Patrick Abstract: Piracy has reemerged … Continue reading

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Cost of Somali piracy slumps as attacks fall – report

Cost of Somali piracy slumps as attacks fall – report By Peter Apps LONDON Thu May 8, 2014 12:50am IST (Reuters) – The cost of Somali piracy to the global economy fell by almost half last year as attacks slumped, … Continue reading

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Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy

Small Wars & Insurgencies Volume 24, Issue 1, 2013 Privatizing the struggle against Somali piracy Scott Fitzsimmonsa* pages 84-102 Abstract Pirate attacks against commercial vessels in the Western Indian Ocean and nearby seas reached an unprecedented level in 2011. Despite … Continue reading

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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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