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All industry participants will be well aware of the difficulties caused by the recent flourishing of piracy in the western Indian Ocean and elsewhere. A whole vessel security industry continues to grow, particularly in Dubai, as a result. In recent times, minds have turned to consider the liabilities and consequent legal and insurance issues arising out of the employment – or otherwise – of security personnel on board vessels. Recent incidents involving the “FairChem Bogey” (taken from a waiting anchorage at Salalah) and “Enrica Lexie” (Indian fishermen allegedly killed by security personnel) have served to concentrate industry minds further.

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