Although no one has an absolutely precise figure to hand, we believe that there are at least 40,000 licensed weapons floating about or stored, ready for use, in the Indian Ocean. They sit on floating armories, adjacent land or are in theatre under use. These weapons are not tracked on a real-time basis. Companies are only put to proof when asked. In other words, regulation requires the sector to know what weapons they have and where they got them from.
The Maritime Security Alliance
The maritime security alliance offers the service of one contact for an integrated solution to prevent ships against piracy and armed robbery. Several companies have bundled their expertise to build the best accumulated defense in the layered-defense system.