Tag: armed security

  • Armed Security to be Provided for Vessels Anchoring at Base Buoy B9 in Douala, Cameroon

    August 22: The Port Authority of Douala issued the following statement on 22nd August: Shipowners and shipping agents of vessels calling at Douala Port are hereby Informed that in view […]

  • Sri Lanka’s piracy efforts

    Anti-piracy work a lucrative sideline. Navy Chief: Navy to increase sea marshals for foreign ships The navy on Wednesday announced plans to secure a greater role in providing anti-piracy security […]

  • Security for a Fee

    In a somewhat ironic following of Italy’s example, the Indian Central Industrial Security Force is to provide armed personnel aboard Indian merchant ships for a fee. CISF ready to secure ships […]

  • Private Security Guards

    The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore has issued guidance on the use of armed personnel on board its vessels. Singapore Allows Counter-piracy Private Security Guards The Maritime & Port Authority […]

  • Anarchy on the High Seas

    Is Arming Merchant Vessels the Way Forward? PREFACE A lot has changed since I first wrote this article in 2010 on tackling the Somali Piracy issue. Many Flag States / […]

  • Armed Security

    A Dutch umbrella organisation of insurers and ship owners argues that Dutch ships should be allowed to carry armed security guards. Insurers call for armed security guards on Dutch ships […]

  • Armed Merchant Vessels

    IMO Secretary-General Addresses the Issue of Armed Merchant Vessels Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), 90th session, 16 to 25 May 2012 (High-level segment on arms on board) Opening address by IMO […]

  • Judge Prolongs Incarceration

    The two Italian marines appeared in court this morning in Kollam where the judge prolonged their preventative incarceration measure by a further two weeks. Italian Marines to remain in jail […]

  • Fending Them Off

    On March 27, 2011 a group of pirates attempted to seize the tanker “Asia”, owned by Novoship. The vessel was 235 nm northeast of Socotra Island, when a boat with […]

  • Speaking Out

    Maritime leaders are set to speak out on the perils, pitfalls, pros and cons of armed security at the upcoming WISTA-UK Annual Debate. With an upsurge in piracy becoming the number […]