France to allow private security on shipping fleet

“France will allow private security forces to protect its shipping fleet against the threat of piracy, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said in an interview published on Tuesday. France is one of the main contributors to an international naval force that patrols the waters off Somalia in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean to foil pirate attacks. Ayrault said the move would put the French shipping fleet on a better footing with European competitors already allowed to use private security.”

Source: France to allow private security on shipping fleet: PM | Reuters

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