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Maritime Security News Updates – July 13, 2009

July 14, 2009 by Akiva  
Filed under Maritime Security News

This issue of the Maritime Security News Update contains the latest three Port Security Advisories published by the U.S. Coast Guard as well as two interesting articles by the Lloyd’s List.

Port Security Advisories are aimed towards those sailing in High Risk Waters such as the Gulf of Aden, Straits of Malacca, South China Sea , and parts of the Gulf of Guinea etc.

This document is intended to provide guidance to U.S. flagged commercial vessels and embarked personnel, including contract security personnel, not entitled to sovereign immunity and operating in High Risk Waters (HRW),1 for employment of force in self-defense or defense of others, as well as defense of the vessel.

PSA #3-09: Guidance On Self Defense Or Defense Of Others By U.S.-Flagged Commercial Vessels Operating In High Risk Waters

PSA #4-09 (Rev. 1): Obtaining And Carrying Weapons On Board In Compliance With The International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR)

PSA #5-09: Minimum Guidelines For Contracted Security Services In High Risk Waters

In other news:

In recent days Lloyd’s List, a London-based source for global maritime and shipping news, has gained access to one of Somalia’s most prolific maritime hijackers called “Mohammed”. In his interview the pirate threatened an increase of violence.

Furthermore, Lloyd’s List recently published a Piracy Timeline:

PiracyTimeFrame

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