Do not use security guards in SE Asia

Warning that guards may be illegal in some regions.

Do not use security guards in SE Asian waters: Skuld

Singapore: With piracy and armed robbery on the increase in Southeast Asia, P&I Club Skuld has warned shipowners to be wary of taking on the services of private maritime security companies (PMSCs).

While PMSC arrangements may be common for the Gulf of Aden and surrounding areas, owners were  warned in an advisory to be very cautious about such arrangements in this region.

“The littoral states in this part of the world take matters of security very seriously and at present there are no arrangements or regulations in place that would allow armed PMCs to be on board vessels in the same way as in the GoA area,” Skuld noted.

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Source: seashipnews.com

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