Shipowners Up In Arms

Shipowners arm to fight piracy

January 18, 2011

From Views and News from Norway

Norwegian shipowners are beginning to arm their vessels in an effort to fend off pirates on the high seas, especially off the coast of eastern Africa. Seafarers on board the vessels are skeptical, while the government is open to the need for defense. Meanwhile, a former naval vessel is heading for the area to join the fight, but under private ownership.

The piracy problem is a hot issue in Norway at present, not least after yet another Norwegian-owned ship was captured by pirates over ……..[read the full article]

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