On 30 November, the Dutch Senate approved a repair bill for the Merchant Shipping Protection Act. This act allows, under certain conditions, private armed security on sea-going vessels under Dutch flag as of 1 January 2022. The Act specifically targets the Gulf of...
Not security on board ships, but international agreements should ensure that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea is stopped. Dutch Minister of Justice and Security Ferd Grapperhaus and Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld said this in their response to parliamentary questions...
Piracy is on the rise, and, yes, it is on the political agenda both nationally and internationally, admits Cathelijne Bouwkamp, specialist in maritime law and security at the KVNR. Yet, there are so many hurdles to clear, that Dutch shipowners likely have to wait...
Dutch shipowners are angry that entry into force of the Merchant Shipping Protection Act has been delayed. This law allows the use of private armed security on board Dutch ships to protect them from pirates. The delay comes as the International Maritime Bureau warns...
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