Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Interesting

Disgruntled Armed Security Guard Held Vessel and Crew Hostage

We’re just now catching wind of a bizarre security incident aboard a Eagle Bulk vessel in which a seemingly disgruntled security guard took the vessel and its crew hostage at...

August 4, 2020
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Maritime News

UNCLOS 1982, the Italo-Indian Flap, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

UPDATE (Mar. 21): Italian Marines Agree to Return to India to Stand Trial, Diffuse Diplomatic Row By John A.C. Cartner, Special to Piracy Daily Amidst all the head-wagging and hand-gesticulating marking the anti-pirate...

March 21, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Piracy

Ships Seen Using Illegal Armed Guards Against West Africa Piracy, Says P&I Club

By Michelle Wiese Bockmann (Bloomberg) — Some merchant ships are using illegal armed guards to deter pirates off West Africa, prompting at least one country to suspend use of legitimate...

February 6, 2013
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Maritime News

BIMCO Publishes Standardized Contract for the Use of Armed Guards on Ships

BIMCO, an international shipping association that shipowners controlling approximately 65 percent of the world’s tonnage, announced today the publication of its highly anticipated GUARDCON, a standard contract for the employment...

March 28, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Blog

Italy and India Stand Off Over M/V Enrica Lexie Incident [UDPATED]

Tensions are escalating between Italy and India over who exactly holds jurisdiction over last weeks incident involving the killing of two Indian fisherman by Italian guards onboard the M/V Enrica...

February 21, 2012
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
Piracy

Volvo Ocean Race Reveals Anti-Piracy Plans

The Volvo Ocean Race has revealed its anti-piracy plan, which will see the fleet transported by armed heavy lift ship from an undisclosed Safe Haven Port in the Indian Ocean...

December 8, 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011
Piracy

BIMCO to Develop Standardized Contract for Employment of Armed Guards on Ships

International shipping association BIMCO announced today that it will be moving forward with the development of a standard contract for the employment of armed guards onboard ships to weed out...

November 21, 2011
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Saturday, November 12, 2011
Piracy

U.S. Goes Public with Support for Hired Guns Against Piracy

Former Anti-“Mercenary” Sec. State Clinton is Now the Industry’s Biggest Booster By Robert Young Pelton, Somalia Report Somalia Report leaked the internal memo from Hillary Clinton directing all regional embassies...

November 12, 2011
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