INTERIM GUIDANCE TO UK FLAGGED SHIPPING ON THE USE OF ARMED GUARDS TO DEFEND AGAINST THE THREAT OF PIRACY IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
|Author(s)||Department for Transport|
The present Guidance was developed in order to set out the policy of the Government on the use of armed guards on board UK vessels, the importance of performing full risk assessments prior to taking any decisions to their use, the circumstances under which shipping companies might consider use of guards, factors to consider and include in the contracts between PMSC and shipping companies, issues relating to the proper storage and handling of firearms, show how to produce a counter-piracy plan, command and control security teams, and, in general, provides readers with necessary information in this regard.
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