Archived posts with tag ‘McArthur’

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 [...]