Greetings, Anyone else following this saga? Two Italian Marines detailed to protect a merchant ship have been arrested in India and charged with murder after allegedly killing two fishermen. Lots of different angles to this story; jurisdiction, diplomacy, Intl law of the Sea, Indian and Italian criminal law, local and international politics etc. Some serious implications for anyone working in maritime security (not least of all, the two Marines). All sorts of perspectives. The Indians here: Tehelka - India's Independent Weekly News Magazine (Note how the Marines are described as "armed mercenaries"). They are playing hardball:Gulf Times â Qatarâs top-selling English daily newspaper - India The Italians are supporting their men (as so they should) with some pretty high-level emmisaries (Minister for for Foreign Affairs) AFP: Italy sends top diplomat to India in shootings row Their Cdr has come out in support: Italian commander defends India shootings soldiers The story seems to be monitored here (giving both perspectives) Italy and India Stand Off Over M/V Enrica Lexie Incident [UDPATED] | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore The Marines were experienced blokes (Sgt and Master Chief) from an elite unit, on an official deployment. The exact details seem unclear, but it appears that the Indians pushed their luck a bit to far. Let's see how this pans out!