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Armed Security Guards Kill Pirate in Shootout

Fox News (FoxNews.com) is reporting that armed security guards have shot and killed a Somali pirate for the first time.  You can read the news report here.  The incident took place on Tuesday, 23 March, and was directed against the Panamanian-flagged, general cargo vessel MV Almezaan (IMO Registry No.7906710).  The […]

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The cost of armed security guards

Sam Bateman, Senior Fellow with the Maritime Security Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), has published a RSIS Commentary on 5 March entitled “Riding Shotgun: Armed Security Guards onboard Merchant Ships. Bateman explains that several private security companies are offering armed protection services for ships transiting […]

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How much is safe transit worth?

An article in Stars and Stripes provides some insights into the fees being charged by private security contractors now offering escort boats and onboard armed parties to ward off pirate attacks. Jim Jorrie, CEO of Espada Logistics and Security-MENA, a San Antonio-based company, is reported as citing the following for […]

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Questions of liability complicate offers of security forces

Lloyd’s List news service is reporting that the European Union is forming “vessel protection detachments” which will be offered free of charge in an effort to counter pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden.   This move follows an earlier move by France.  World Food Programme ships will be offered the […]

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