U-turn on armed guards lifts threat of prosecution
Britain is set to drop its formal opposition to the use of private armed guards on board UK-flagged vessels, finally lifting the threat of prosecution for shipowners who have been operating within a legal grey area.
The news comes after Italy’s defence ministry went one step further and agreed to provide armed forces on Italian ships passing through the Gulf of Aden.
UK Foreign Office minister Henry Bellingham confirmed in a speech delivered at the Chamber of...
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