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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dutch Government Minister Warns Private Armed Guards On Dutch Ships Could Be Legal Violation


Reported as Armed guards on ships could be an offence, says minister:
Shipping firms which place private armed security guards on ships passing areas where pirates operate risk criminal prosecution, justice minister Ivo Opstelten said on Thursday evening.

Jumbo Shipping from Rotterdam and Vroon Shipping based in Breskens have both said they will carry armed guards while sailing under the Dutch flag.
Just one more complication in the battle against Somali pirates.

No wonder the Jolly Roger has a smile on his face. 

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