France to allow private security

The French government will allow private firms to help in the struggle to protect the country’s shipping fleet against the threat of piracy in the waters off the coast of Africa.

French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault: France to Allow Private Security to Protect Ship Convoys from Pirates

The French government will allow private firms to help in the struggle to protect the country’s shipping fleet against the threat of piracy in the waters off the coast of Africa.

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has vowed to put France’s maritime fleet on a stronger footing to combat the threat of armed gangs, in order to help France keep up with its European competitors.

“We will allow recourse to private teams capable of complementing the navy’s missions. There has been a strong appeal from ship owners and we have heard it,” said Ayrault in an interview with Ouest France regional newspaper.

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Source: IB Times.

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