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.Just one more complication in the battle against Somali pirates.
Jumbo Shipping from Rotterdam and Vroon Shipping based in Breskens have both said they will carry armed guards while sailing under the Dutch flag.
No wonder the Jolly Roger has a smile on his face.
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