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Can Taiwanese flagged ships hire armed guards?

In order to combat pirate attacks like the one suffered by captain Wu Lai-Yu and his ship Jih Chun Tsai No. 68 mentioned in my previous post, the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan has in recent years authorized the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP), or armed guards, on board Taiwanese flagged vessels. 296 more words


Widow of Taiwanese fisherman captured by Somali pirates loses in US court

Maritime piracy is a serious transnational issue. Eighteen incidents were reported worldwide last month alone, 3 of which were in West Africa, 1 in South America, and the rest in Southeast Asia. 471 more words


Italian Ferry Burns at Sea

On December 28, 2014, the Norman Atlantic ferry caught fire and burned at sea. You can watch a clip from a passenger’s persepective here. The ferry is flagged in Italy and was operated by ANEK Lines, a Greek company. 651 more words