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AdvanFort accuses SAMI of inaction

8th April 2014 - 10:25 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Private maritime security company (PMSC) AdvanFort has announced that it will withdraw from the Security Association for the Maritime Industries (SAMI) with intentions to establish an alternative US maritime association.

In a statement on 2 April, the company said that when they needed assistance to help secure the release of 35 of their guards in India, who had been arrested, their calls and emails ‘went unanswered’. The company has revealed that it is already in discussions with other PMSCs to form a new body.

President Ahmed Farajallah stated: ‘When our guards needed SAMI they were nowhere to

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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