UK To Allow Armed Guards On Ships July 25, 2011Posted by Chris Mark in Laws and Leglslation, Piracy & Maritime Security.
Tags: gulf of aden, InfoSec
According to the Daily Echo, pirate attacks have become so problematic that ships from the UK will soon be able to legally employ armed guards. According to shipping minister the Government is going to introduce new legislation which will change the current law and allow ships flagged in the UK to legally employ armed guards. The Minister was quoted:
“Legislation will have to be changed to protect our seafarers around the world, at present it is illegal to use armed guards on British ships, but we are where we are and I cannot ignore the situation.’’