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Old 24-03-2010, 15:58   #1
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It seems that they are finally getting serious about dealing with this scum of the seas. See BBC report here: BBC News - 'Pirate' dies as ship's guards repel attack off Somalia

and about the hired guns to protect ships: BBC News - 'Pirate' death puts spotlight on 'guns for hire'

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Stephen Askins, a lawyer with Ince, told the BBC News website that the debate on the use of armed guards was one that polarised the industry.
"Most industry bodies and ship-owners are against them," he said. "But no ship with an armed guard has been hijacked, so there are those - particularly those who have had hijacked ships - who think they are necessary."
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No. Let's start with the lawyers, then do the pirates. Get your priorities right.....
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How about the vessel being attacked having the jusisdiction to protect itself! Lets face it the various Navies aren't doing a very effective job at preventing attacks in the area. The excuse is, the Ocean is so big we can't be everywhere. Which is exactly why vessels should be able to defend themselves.
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How about the vessel being attacked having the jusisdiction to protect itself! Lets face it the various Navies aren't doing a very effective job at preventing attacks in the area. The excuse is, the Ocean is so big we can't be everywhere. Which is exactly why vessels should be able to defend themselves.
I don't believe the military/navies are trying very hard because the governments of the world won't commit many resources to solve this problem.

I was reading an article about the blackbird SR 71 being used in Afganistan to detect roadside explosives and to track suspected terrorists and their vehicles from 60,000 feet in the sky.

If the world wants to solve this problem, the resources exist to identify, track and capture the pirates operating out of Somalia. The governments of the world don't want to solve this problem because they have other fish to fry.
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Nah, if they are pirates, take them down.

I would bait them, and destroy them when they "took" the bait. It's a good thing I'm not in charge.
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The story about pirates in Somalia goes a lot deeper than poverty and poisoning. To say that it is our fault is one of the biggest lies that people swallow these days. This is simply not true as a reason for its reappearance.

What is true is that our governments have made things worse: piracy pays. Do not forget that it was the Dutch navy that last year took the guns from pirates in a mother ship and gave them food to return to land. It beggars belief. What did they think they were going to do with the food, eat it? Fat chance: they would run to the market and get more AK47s than they had before. If you have been to Somalia, you know what I am talking about.

There was a time when the British Navy took care of this problem. When ships were made of wood and men were made of steel. The only thing to do with a pirate was sending him to the bottom, with his ship. The leaders of today's western powers are self serving cowards with a complete ignorance of history and full of contempt for their peoples; their navies have just been reduced to being expensive sailing clubs.

In the mean time we have no option but to police ourselves. Else, the oceans of the world will not be free anymore, a principle established and maintained for hundreds of years by peoples with courage and navies with proper sailors.
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Truly unfortunate about dumping & parties responsible should be held accountable.Using that as justification for piracy far beyond ridiculous,Hire better shots.If we shot all the lawyers that would also remove politicians & we would definitely be better off.marc
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The pirates have been released again: BBC News - EU force frees Somali 'pirates'

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As far as I know the laws of Piracy have never been changed so under these laws ANY pirat caught in international seas should be hung and their boats sunk. If you are looking for any response from the navies of the world forget it they are run by governments and we know what they are worth. ZERO. In my oppinion anyone caught in the act of piracy should be hung.
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