Military

Private Navy Launched To Protect Shipping from Somali Pirates

What we have here is one heavily armed, recreational ... fleet

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A private navy founded by companies led by Glencore International Plc (GLEN) will protect its first convoy of oil tankers and bulk carriers from Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean in late March or April, the Sunday Times reported, citing an interview with Glencore Chairman Simon Murray.

Typhon, a venture formed by a group of U.K. businessmen led by Murray, will recruit 240 former marines and sailors for its navy, the London-based newspaper reported.

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