Shipcraft case triggers new scrutiny of rules

Following the release of the Shipcraft hostages, the guidelines for sailing in pirate-infested regions are undergoing renewed scrutiny, says the Danish Shipowners' Association.

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The number of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia has decreased significantly due to a many-faceted effort, primarily through military presence and the use of armed guards. Now the Danish Shipowners' Association wants to scrutinize the guidelines for sailing in pirate-infested, and especially the rules for handling hostage situations, says the association in a press release a few days after the release of the six hostages from the ship Leopard, which was owned by the shipping company Shipcraft.

A few hours after the hostages were release, the shipping company was excluded by the Shipowners' Association of 2010. In the same vain, the Danish Maritime Officers union filed police charges against Shipcraft.

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