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Navy Discusses Placing Guards On Civilian Ships To Deter Pirates

June 03 2011


Indonesian navy officials have been meeting with businessmen and representatives of several marine agencies to discuss plans to place security personnel on trade vessels to deter piracy, reports the Jakarta Post.

This week's meeting comes two months after Somali pirates released 20 Indonesian crewmembers from a private vessel, after holding them 46 days.

Some Indonesian shipowners have already hired private security personnel to protect cargoes traveling through...

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