Guidance

Section 5 authorisation to protect UK-registered ships: guidance to applicants

Outlines the authorisation process on the use of armed guards on UK-registered ships.

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The policy to allow the use of armed guards applies only in exceptional circumstances to ships transiting the area at risk of attack by pirates.

The use of armed guards must be assessed to reduce the risk to the lives and well-being of those onboard the ship.