US-Flag Ships Adopt Anti-Piracy Measures

May 2009
Journal of Commerce (1542-3867);5/25/2009, Vol. 10 Issue 21, p8
The article reports on the security measures adopted by U.S.-flag shipping companies to prevent piracy. According to Eric Christensen, chief of vessel operations for the U.S. Coast Guard, the security chiefs expressed concern over the time frame for compliance to the agency's deadline for new vessel security plans. Security measures proposed include the use of armed private security guards and the installation of barbed wire on vessels.


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