Norway evaluates use of armed guards

One year after the introduction of necessary clarifications concerning the use of privately contracted armed security personnel on board Norwegian ships, the regulations are to be evaluated.

The Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry has called for input from the industry to a planned review of the new regulations introduced as of 1 July 2011. The evaluation was agreed as part of the decision last year, and will form basis for a possible continuation of the regulations.

Letter from the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry 3 July 2012
(Norwegian only)

Cefor letter 10 September 2012

Consultation deadline: 10 September 2012