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Gulf is ‘too dangerous’ for private armed guards on ships

Don’t even think about hiring armed personnel to fend off the attentions of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, but unarmed personnel are worth considering, according to the former head of the trade association for shipping-focused private military contractors

‘Using private armed guards against state actors like the IRGC would be catastrophic, escalating any situation out of control, and resulting in danger for crew, ship and cargo. It would also cause significant consequential reputational damage for shipping companies and flag states,’ Peter Cook argues

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