PMSCs for Dutch flag?
Yes. This is still a thing, apparently.
Dutch Govt Looking into Bill on Armed Guards on board Ships
The Dutch House of Representatives is debating today a bill on the introduction of private security guards on board Dutch merchant ships to protect the vessels and their crews from pirate attacks, especially in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters.
At the moment, when sailing through the high-risk area near Somalia merchant ships are allowed to get protection from a military team through vessel protection detachments (VPD), commissioned by the Ministry of Defense. However, the VPD option often lacks in flexibility, speed and has proven to be a costly option for owners. This has been the case in particular for smaller vessels.
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