Seeking to Avoid Escalation, Ships Deploy Unarmed Guards to Navigate Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) - Shipping companies are hiring unarmed security guards for voyages through the Middle East Gulf as an extra safeguard after a wave of attacks in the region, security companies involved said. Relations between Iran and the West are increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar this month. Britain also … [Read more...]

Commercial Ships Urged Not to Use Private Armed Guards in Persian Gulf

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, July 12 (Reuters) - Shipping companies sailing through the Middle East Gulf are being urged to avoid having private armed security guards onboard as the risk of escalation in the region rises, industry associations say. Relations between Iran and the West have become increasingly strained after Britain seized an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar last week … [Read more...]

Protecting Maritime Personnel – Developments in Modern Body Armor

PRESS RELEASE - (Safeguard Armor) - The Maritime field is changing fast under the threats of piracy, international terrorist and random attacks on ships and personnel. This puts great strain on the crew both physically and mentally. Because of the environment there is an extremely high likelihood of injury. This is why proper preparation remains the most important factor as it … [Read more...]

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 spokesman said, the latest move in a scandal which has brought down a government minister. Police this year seized more than 3,000 weapons in 20 containers from an armoury, run … [Read more...]