Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Shipping
28-August-2012 17:00 IST
CISF Personnel on Merchant Vessels
The Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan informed the Rajya Sabha today in a written reply to a question that in order to prevent attack by the pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the ship owners have requested for deployment of armed personnel in the ships. Accordingly, the Government has issued guidelines for deployment of armed private security guards on board Indian Flag Merchant Ships on 29.08.2011.

He further stated that steps have been taken for working out the modalities for the deployment of CISF personnel on the Indian Merchant ships, if they so desire.

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