Monday, November 27, 2017
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Maritime Security Incidents

Chennai Six Found Not Guilty

(TheGuardian) Six former British soldiers jailed on weapons charges in India have been found not guilty on appeal, according to supporters. The men, who were

November 27, 2017
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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

September 7, 2017
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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

January 11, 2016
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Friday, July 11, 2014
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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

July 11, 2014
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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SAMI Responds to Harsh Accusations from AdvanFort

AdvanFort, the US-based maritime security firm owned by Palestinian businessman Samir Farajallah and run by his son Ahmed, withdrew today from the Security

April 2, 2014
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Maritime News

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

March 26, 2014
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Bail Denied for Detained Advanfort Crew in India

India’s High Court has refused bail for the 35 crewmembers of a U.S. owned private security vessel that India says was carrying undocumented weapons and

December 19, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
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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

October 25, 2013
Total Views: 86

Monday, October 21, 2013
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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

October 21, 2013
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
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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

October 20, 2013
Total Views: 18

Saturday, October 19, 2013
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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

October 19, 2013
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Sunday, October 13, 2013

India Seizes AdvanFort Private Security Vessel

India has detained an armed ship operated by a U.S. maritime security company and the 35 people on board for failing to produce papers authorizing it to carry

October 13, 2013
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
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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,

August 15, 2013
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Thursday, August 8, 2013
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Press Releases

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

August 8, 2013
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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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

August 1, 2013
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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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.

July 31, 2013
Total Views: 30

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

White Paper: SAMI on PCASP Security Standards

ISO 28007 sets the gold standard for PMSCs. By Steven Jones, SAMI Maritime

July 2, 2013
Total Views: 15

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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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

June 5, 2013
Total Views: 5

Monday, May 20, 2013
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China Rules (… the Waves)

By Nicholas-Andrew Iliopoulos, Special to Piracy Daily The release earlier this month of an official Chinese government report showing that the threats that

May 20, 2013
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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

May 15, 2013
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