Archived posts with tag ‘Marinerisk’

16.01.10
Ship-Protection Firm “Looking at” Former Blackwater Pirate-Fighter

by DAVID AXE In 2007, mercenary firm Blackwater outfitted a 183-foot yacht, pictured, with weapons and helicopter pad in a bid to grab a slice of the piracy-protection business. With hijackings exploding off the coast of Somalia — 100 large ships seized in 2008 alone — more and more shippers were hiring security guards for [...]

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