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 working on the AdvanFort anti-piracy...

November 27, 2017
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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Blog

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...

September 7, 2017
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Monday, January 11, 2016
News

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...

January 11, 2016
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Friday, July 11, 2014
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News

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.

July 11, 2014
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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News

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 Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) on the grounds...

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 to a press release today from AdvanFort...

March 26, 2014
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
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Piracy

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 ammunition in its territorial waters....

December 19, 2013
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Friday, October 25, 2013
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News

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....

October 25, 2013
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Monday, October 21, 2013
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Incidents

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...

October 21, 2013
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Sunday, October 20, 2013
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News

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...

October 20, 2013
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Saturday, October 19, 2013
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News

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...

October 19, 2013
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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Piracy

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 weapons and ammunition in Indian waters, the coast guard said on Sunday.

October 13, 2013
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Thursday, August 15, 2013
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News

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...

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 chosen for the private maritime security leader’s newly-created global...

August 8, 2013
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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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News

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....

August 1, 2013
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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News

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,...

July 31, 2013
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Piracy

White Paper: SAMI on PCASP Security Standards

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

July 2, 2013
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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News

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...

June 5, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
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Blog

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 country faces come mostly from the sea...

May 20, 2013
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Piracy

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.

May 15, 2013
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