Legal fears left Atlantic Conveyor defenceless – The Times

Posted December 11th, 2007 in news, shipping law, weapons by sally

“A helicopter-carrying merchant ship that sank with the loss of 12 men after being hit by two Exocet missiles in the 1982 Falklands conflict was unarmed and unprotected because Ministry of Defence lawyers feared that it was illegal to fit a commercial vessel with weapon systems, according to newly released classified documents.”

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The Times, 11th December 2007