MIMA: Hire private security to prevent pirate attacks

Bernard Cheah


KUALA LUMPUR: The Maritime Institute of Malaysia has called on shipping companies to hire private security to help prevent pirate attacks.

MIMA director-general First Admiral (R) Datuk Chin Yoon Chin said that shipping companies should consider beefing up security to protect the cargo they carry by hiring armed personnel onboard their ships to ward off possible hijacking or theft.

“For example, in the Gulf of Aden, companies hire protection personnel to deter pirates from attacking,” he said.

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Via: http://www.thesundaily.my/