Armed guards ‘not the answer’ to piracy threat
Shipowners are increasingly considering armed guards as kidnappings rise off West Africa. But security sources say another Somali-style boom in private security is unlikely — and unwise
Many more kidnappings have led shipowners to call for armed guards on ships transiting the Gulf of Guinea. But most of its states forbid non-local guards and sea conditions are not considered suitable for floating armouries
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