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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Monday, February 10, 2014
Piracy

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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Thursday, December 19, 2013
MV Seaman Guard Ohio
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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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Maritime News

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

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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Monday, June 10, 2013
Piracy Trial
Piracy

Piracy – Ship Security Team On Trial For Murder

(Reuters) The thud of bullets smacking into his wooden fishing boat jolted captain John Freddy out of his afternoon nap. He saw one of his crew slumped dead over the helm and...

June 10, 2013
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Monday, April 8, 2013
Piracy

Egyptian Authorities Release Private Security Ship

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities released a ship loaded with heavy weapons and its crew three days after they were seized for entering Egyptian territorial waters in the Red Sea,...

April 8, 2013
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Piracy

Egyptian Navy Seizes Private Security Ship in Territorial Waters [UPDATE]

Update: gCaptain has learned that there is conflicting information with regards to the name of the ship being held, reported by Reuters as COMR. Turkish media is reporting that the...

April 4, 2013
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