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From ISM News Update nr. 128: Merchant Shipping Regulations

November 2023

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Merchant Shipping Protection Regulations

Ships flying the Dutch flag can, under certain conditions, deploy private armed security companies. A private security company requires a Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) license to provide armed security to transports.

The latest publication of the Merchant Shipping Protection Regulations describes in detail what requirements a company must meet in order to qualify for a PMSC permit:

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