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6 J. Territorial & Mar. Stud. 68 (2019)
Floating Armories and Privately Contracted Armed Security Personnel on Board Ships: Balancing Coastal State Security Concerns against Navigational Freedom

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Floating Armories and Privately

Contracted Armed Security

Personnel on Board Ships:

Balancing Coastal State

Security Concerns Against

Navigational Freedom

Sindhura Natesha Polepalli

                       Structured   Abstract

    Article Type: Research Paper
    Purpose-Balancing navigational freedom against coastal State security concerns
in the context of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP) on board
ships and floating armories (FA) at sea.
    Design, Methodology, Approach-A comparative analysis of the standpoint of
the private maritime security industry and flag, port and coastal States alongside the
role of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The character of the terri-
torial sea (TS) and the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) are examined in light of rel-
evant maritime incidents and provisions of the United Nations Convention on the
Law of the Sea, 1982 (UNCLOS).
    Findings-Maritime incidents demonstrate that FA and PCASP on board ships
can be non-peaceful and can prejudice coastal State security. However, current reg-
ulations do not satisfy coastal State security concerns. To meet this lacuna, the role
of the IMO is indispensable. Meanwhile, the prior notification requirement can
be viewed as a precautionary measure of Maritime Domain Awareness. The resolu-

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        Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies / Volume 6, Number 2 / Summer/Fall 2019 / pp. 68-93 /
                      ISSN 2288-6834 (Print) / © 2019 Yonsei University


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