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Swiftships launches private security fleet

6th November 2014 - 16:53 GMT | by Scott Gourley in California


Swiftships LLC has announced the launch of a new subsidiary known as Swift Maritime Security (SMS), which is creating a private fleet to provide maritime security services.

Registered in Dubai, SMS will operate throughout the world to provide escort services for all kinds of shipping - from cargo ships to yachts - through hotspots on short term contracts using its own fleet of patrol boats with armed crew.

According Shehraze Shah, CEO of Swiftships, the inspiration for SMS stemmed from incidents such as the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama and the 2013 kidnapping of mariners off the coast of

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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