NL votes for armed guards

Armed guards will wear bodycams to ensure correct procedures followed.

Dutch MPs give go head to arming the maritime sector against pirates

Dutch shipowners with vessels passing regularly through areas frequented by pirates will now be able to carry their own security guards who are permitted to carry arms and fire if necessary.

A majority of MPs, including the coalition Christian party ChristenUnie, voted for the measure which was favoured by the maritime community, on Thursday evening, public broadcaster NOSĀ  reported.

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