From Lloyd's List
BELGIUM refused a request to place armed officers on board a Belgian-owned ship sailing through the Gulf of Aden because the vessel was sailing under a foreign flag, it was revealed today.
Belgium is offering owners flying the Belgian flag an eight-strong team of soldiers, flown in from bases in Dubai, Djibouti and Mombasa, at a cost of €115,000 ($161,375) per eight-day voyage. The services would be used for the first time “shortly”, Mr Ramacker said.
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