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AK Antony for rules against pvt armed guards on merchant ships

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 01:00

Defence Minister AK Antony on Tuesday asked government agencies to take up at the international fora the issue of private armed guards on board merchant ship and evolve regulations against them in the backdrop of two incidents involving such persons near Indian coastline.

National Automatic Identification System launched

Last Updated: Friday, August 03, 2012, 14:35

Seventy-four base AIS stations have been installed in lighthouses with six regional control and two coastal Control centres, besides one national data centre.

Govt to arm merchant ships to fight piracy: Vasan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 13:26

The government is considering to equip the Indian merchant vessels with armed security guards to fight piracy, Union Shipping Minister said.