Somali pirates: Armed guards to protect ships
Armed guards could be placed on board British flagged vessels in a radical attempt to protect them from Somali pirates.
Piracy costs the maritime industry millions of pounds every year and the Royal Navy has become involved in anti-piracy operations in the Indian Ocean.
Now the prime minister says shipping companies should be able to bolster their own security.
Gordon Corera reports.
30 Oct 2011
- From the section Africa