DIS Brigit Maersk hires escort against pirates

Maersk hired a Tanzanian naval boat to escort its Danish International RegisterBrigit Maersk tanker to an East African port after an attack on Maersk Regensberg in December 2008.

"We only paid salaries and bunker (fuel) for the Tanzanians. It was a one-off," Maersk spokesman Michael Storgaard said. [Marine Protector-class of 87-foot coastal patrol boats? Tanzania has two] Maersk hired the boat through a Danish security firm in December 2008.

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