RMS ST HELENA TURNED INTO ANTI-PIRACY FLOATING ARMOURY

Defence Web on 18th April reported that the former lifeline ship than ran services between the UK, South Africa and the remote island of St Helena will start a new life as a floating armoury, packed with automatic weapons, bullet-proof jackets and night vision goggles, all stored for maritime security operatives.  Renamed the MNG Tahiti, the ship will undergo some tweaks before sailing to the Gulf of Oman where it will be used to ferry guns and guards to passing vessels navigating stretches of pirate-infested water its new operator, MNG Maritime, said.

http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51409:rms-st-helena-turned-into-anti-piracy-armoury&catid=108:maritime-security&Itemid=233

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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