Faced with migrants and terrorists is private security the answer for Med shipping?

By Charlie Bartlett from London

As if it is not enough for shipping in the Mediterranean that it is being seen as a migrant rescue service, there are now warnings that those same vessels could be harbouring Islamic State (IS) terrorists.

In May, a leaked EU strategy paper outlining a year-long Libyan air and naval campaign “to fight the migrants traffickers in accordance with international law”, noted: “The potential presence of hostile forces, extremists or terrorists such as [Islamic State] should also be taken into consideration.”

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Source: http://www.seatrade-maritime.com

Maritime Security News:

Question: Faced with migrants and terrorists is private security the answer for Med shipping?

Answer: Um… no. I think we’ll all know when that time has come.

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