Floating Armouries – Major Legal Change Underway

New Maltese rules make it unlikely ammunition or weapons can be loaded onto floating armouries under their Flag. 

The debate of the legality surrounding “floating armouries” (FA’s) has been circulated since the concept of the first floating armoury was conceived and since it became an integral part of every maritime security companies’ ability to provide armed guards covering the high risk area of Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

The debate has much evolved around which flag states actually allow FA’s and which armouries comply and which do not. We are about to see some major change in the licencing by one of the governments who has been a main supplier of weapons to the industry, Malta.

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