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Steve Collins, operations manager at Sea Marshals, one of two firms brought in who are working for free to bring GoAGT staff home, said he had been in touch with Mr Davis until last Friday but had been unable to contact him over the weekend.

Mr Collins said: “We’ve now taken responsibility for those that are on board vessels – they will be looked after by us. Additionally many of those onboard the floating armouries in the Gulf and Red Sea have been offered work by us or other PMSCs, who are rallying around, and are therefore already covered for getting home.

Independent News, http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/exclusive-anti-pirate-security-staff-all-at-sea-after-major-firm-suddenly-goes-bust-9636217.html

Taking on the threat of Somali pirates is proving to be good business for a company based in Cardiff Bay.

Sea Marshals employs 50 armed security officers but says it could probably double in size.

It provides protection teams for vessels in the Gulf of Aden, the Indian Ocean and the Malacca Straits.

Last month Prime Minister David Cameron backed the use of armed guards on British-registered ships passing through dangerous waters.

BBC News, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-15596346

“Ships have to use armed guards, yet none of the governments want to provide an ethical and accountable way of using firearms,” he said.

There are between 10 and 12 ships operating as floating armouries at any one time. About half a dozen are located in the Red Sea, three off the United Arab Emirates and a couple off the island of Madagascar, said Thomas Jakobsson of the security company Sea Marshals.

 

The Scotsman, http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/shipping-firms-use-floating-armouries-to-deter-pirates-1-2191638#axzz3r37ocIWV

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