Monday, November 27, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The Chennai Six – Justice for Crew of M/V Seaman Guard Ohio
By Captain George Livingstone – Some stories are worth telling over, this is one. Perhaps the reader will recall a rather spectacular international story from 2013 regarding an anti-piracy ship...
Monday, January 11, 2016
India Sentences ‘Seaman Guard Ohio’ Crew to Five Years in Prison in Arms Case
By Sandhya Ravishankar CHENNAI, India, Jan 11 (Reuters) – An Indian court on Monday sentenced crew members of a private American ship, including 25 foreigners, to five years in prison...
Friday, July 11, 2014
India Drops Charges Against Advanfort Private Security Crew
A High Court in India has dropped charges against the crew and guards from a US-based private security ship 8 months after the legal battle began.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
India Releases Crew of AdvanFort Security Ship on Bail
6 months after being detained (captured) by Indian authorities, maritime security contractors from the Seaman Guard Ohio have been released on bail according to a press release today from AdvanFort...
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Sierra Leone Files Official Protest Against India’s Illegal Detainment of Vessel Crew
In protest against the Indian government’s detainment of 33 sailors from the AdvanFort-chartered maritime security vessel Seaman Guard OHIO, the Sierra Leone ship registry has filed an official complaint today....
Monday, October 21, 2013
Document Contradicts Indian Government’s Claim Over Ship Arrest
As the media responds to the recent arrest of the vessel MV SEAMAN GUARD OHIO, the predominant headlines report that the armed vessel violated Indian sovereignty by sailing within the country’s 12 nautical mile...
Sunday, October 20, 2013
AdvanFort Chief Engineer Attempts Suicide [UPDATE]
Update: The Seaman Guard Ohio’s Chief Engineer, not the ship’s captain, attempted suicide. Earlier report (with further updates) Indian media is reporting this morning that the captain of the maritime...
Saturday, October 19, 2013
India Charges 33 Aboard Armed U.S. “Anti-Piracy” Ship
By Anupama Chandrasekaran CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 (Reuters) – India has charged 33 men aboard an armed ship operated by a U.S. maritime security firm for failing to produce papers...
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
AdvanFort Hires ARG to Provide Specialized Maritime Firearms Training
AdvanFort, a US-based private maritime security company announced today that in an effort to maintain the highest operational standards from its guards, they are now utilizing global risk consultancy Associated Risks Group (ARG) to...
Thursday, August 8, 2013
AdvanFort Names Axel Tuetken Global VP Sales and Business Development
Washington, D.C., August 8, 2013—The AdvanFort Company today announced that Axel Tuetken, its business development director for Northern Europe, has been chosen for the private maritime security leader’s newly-created global...
Thursday, August 1, 2013
AdvanFort President Will Watson Addresses Criticism From the Maritime Security Industry
The world of private maritime security has utterly exploded in recent years following the rise of Somali piracy, and now the huge increase in attacks in the Gulf of Guinea....
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
AdvanFort Addresses Judgement Stemming from 2011 Firearms Purchase
In 2011, Virginia-based maritime security firm AdvanFort needed to some rifles to undertake counter-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. The company, then in its infancy,...
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
AdvanFort Signs on Axel Tuetken as New Business Development Director
AdvanFort, a Washington, DC-based maritime security firm announced today they have hired Axel Tuetken, former country president in Tokyo for Maersk Line and Safmarine, as its business development director in...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
AdvanFort President: Pay for Security, Not Ransoms
The revelation this week that the owner of an Algerian cargo ship whose crew was held by Somali pirates paid them $2.6 million in ransom is yet another indication that the rewards these denizens reap for their illegal, lifethreatening work.
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