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Kuwait Deploys Guards on Oil Tankers to Fight Piracy, KUNA Says

Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. started to use armed guards aboard its oil and natural gas tankers to protect against pirates, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported, citing Chairman and Managing Director Bader Alkhashti.

KOTC agreed with security-service providers to deploy guards trained to handle dangerous situations, Alkhashti said, according to the report today. The company has 24 tankers of various capacities and will start building six more ships in 2014, he said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nayla Razzouk in Dubai at nrazzouk2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net

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