Piracy: The legislation must be mapped out

The University of Southern Denmark is launching a judicial research project on armed guards with support from the Danish Maritime Fund. Currently, it is extremely difficult for the concerned parties to understand the judicial framework that applies to protection of ships and employees.

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The rearmament of security guards onboard ships in areas such as Somalia and West Africa has spurred a sea of questions regarding the judicial conditions which shipowners, seafarers, and guards do not know the magnitude and scope of.

“The security guards issue is of great immediate interest and particularly relevant to the maritime industry. Especially the question of protection of ships against violent attacks has been thrown into focus in connection with the piracy issue. The relevant players such as the shipping companies and the shipmaster, but also the maritime security companies must act in a complex legal framework, which is under development and will continue to develop,” reads a press release from the University of Southern Denmark.

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