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New African anti-pirate code meets criticism

A new code of conduct is going to help fight pirateering off the coast of West and Central Africa. But it does not obligate national armed forces to respect the deal, the security firm Maritime Asset Security and Training warns, according to Lloyd’s List.

The private security firm Maritime Asset Security and Training – MAST – is critical of a new anti-pirate code from the West and Central African countries, which imposes restrictions on the conduct of private security firms, but not on national governments, according to Lloyd’s List.

The code of conduct was agreed to at a meeting in Benin and was developed by the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) with ideas from IMO. The code is expected to be signed in May by the individual West African states.

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