Sam Bateman

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The Danish Shipowners’ ‘call to arms’ against piracy

The Ports and Ships website is reporting that the Danish Shipowners’ Association has officially requested the Danish government to “lower the threshold” for placing armed security guards onboard Danish vessels.  Currently, they are only allowed to do so in what is termed “extreme circumstances.”  The increasing risks associated with piracy […]

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Killing Pirates: The Dilemma of Counter-Piracy by Sam Bateman*

*This article by Sam Bateman was released on 26 January as Report No. 6/2011 by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.  Mr. Bateman is a Senior Fellow in the Maritime Security Programme at RSIS, Nanyang Technological University. He is a former Australian naval commodore with research interests […]

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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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