Sri Lanka navy eyes increased sea marshals business

Sri Lanka’s new navy commander Wednesday announced plans to secure a greater role in providing anti-piracy security cover for international merchant shipping as the island emerged from a decades-long war. Vice Admiral Travis Sinniah said Sri Lanka as a conflict-free nation in South Asia was well placed to protect international shipping between the pirate-infested gulf […]

Maritime security and border control on the home front

Security on passenger ferries to counter potential terror threat is long overdue. Tim Compston, Features Editor at Security News Desk, navigates the concerns being raised over the assets available to deal with people smuggling and other maritime-related border control and security issues – including terrorism – closer to home in the wake of recent incidents. […]

Armed police flown on to Plymouth ferry

Agreement still to be reached on embarking armed guards in UK waters. By Plymouth Herald Brittany Ferries has confirmed that armed ‘sea marshals’ were flown on to a crossing from Plymouth last night. The Herald revealed earlier this month how security on board was being stepped up in the wake of a series of attacks […]