Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Maritime News

Sri Lanka Scraps Firm’s Floating Armory Deals Amid Scandal

By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena on Wednesday revoked all deals by a private security firm related to running “floating armouries”, a government...

November 11, 2015
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Maritime Security Firms Adapt to Changes in Piracy, Stiff Competition

Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, as a steep decline in Somali pirate attacks and hotter competition erode fast-thinning margins.

December 3, 2014
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Drugs Found On Maersk Alabama Where Security Contractors Died

An investigation into the deaths of two American security contractors by the Seychelles Police has confirmed the presence of drugs and paraphernalia in the cabin where the bodies of the two men were found on Tuesday.

February 20, 2014
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Maritime News

Private Security Contractors Found Dead Aboard Maersk Alabama

Trident Group President Tom Rothrauff confirmed today in a phone call that two of his contractors have died on board one of his client's ships.

February 19, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014

Shipping Industry Looking Forward to ISO Standard for Private Security Providers

Over the coming weeks, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) will be accrediting the first certification bodies. These companies are then able to audit private maritime security companies (PMSCs) against the new ISO standard.

February 10, 2014
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

France To Allow Private Security On Shipping Fleet

France will allow private security forces to protect its shipping fleet against the threat of piracy with armed guards, the French government said on Tuesday.

December 3, 2013
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Piracy Threat Spurs Japan to Ease Samurai-Era Gun Ban on Ships

Pirates wielding rocket-propelled grenades and AK-47s have prompted Japan to ease a samurai-era ban on civilians carrying guns, allowing guards on locally registered oil tankers to be armed for the first time.

December 2, 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 weapons and ammunition in Indian waters, the coast guard said on Sunday.

October 13, 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 indication that the rewards these denizens reap for their illegal, lifethreatening work.

May 15, 2013
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Private Maritime Security Companies and the Search for Lessons Learned

Recent controversy over Spain's impounding of a seemingly fortress-like vessel owned by a former British navy officer offers a window into some of the continuing challenges faced by the shipping industry.

May 2, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Pilot Program Hopes to Provide Some Clarity to Private Maritime Security

MSS Global, as an accredited certification body recognized by the private security industry, has selected the first two Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs) to undergo a pilot audit for ISO...

March 13, 2013
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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Have Hired Guns Finally Scuppered Somali Pirates?

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent ABOARD RMS QUEEN MARY 2 (Reuters) – Posted between septuagenarian passengers in deck chairs, lookouts stand watch over the Gulf of Aden, scanning the...

February 10, 2013
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Typhon is Not a Private Navy

By John A C Cartner, Special to Piracy Daily Navy sounds sexy. Private navy sounds ultra-sexy. Typhon says it has one. Typhon does not. A private vessel acting in a naval...

January 30, 2013
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Millionaire’s Private Navy Ready to Take on Somali Pirates

A new British private navy will soon begin plying the Indian Ocean to help support the fight against Somali pirates. The UK’s Sunday Times reported yesterday that the new navy, founded by companies...

January 7, 2013
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Piracy’s Private Security Boom Needs Regulation, Think Tank Says

LONDON–The growing use of private security firms to protect ships from pirates in the Indian Ocean is throwing up new risks for ships navigating those lawless waters, an Australian think tank said...

September 12, 2012
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Monday, August 6, 2012

Challenges Facing the U.S. Private Maritime Security Industry

Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a Marine combat veteran and member for the House Armed Services Committee, met with senior executives at Skye Maritime, an up and coming California based, veteran...

August 6, 2012
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