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Old 02-03-2008, 18:38   #1
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Pirate Attack Map for 2007

Piracy attacks map

This map shows pirate attacks and attempted attacks for 2007.
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Old 02-03-2008, 19:07   #2
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I guess it really shows how infrequent they really are. And when it does happen, it is usually the larger tankers and container ships.. Very rarely are they for the small yachties..

Thanks for the map!!
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Old 02-03-2008, 22:46   #3
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Hardly any Yachts(sailing vessels)
It does make you wonder though. Several of those ships were chemical tankers. It's a bit worrying that ships full of chemicals can so easily be Pirated.
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Interesting to note that communist countries don't get hardly any at all.Makes ya wonder.Mudnut
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Old 03-03-2008, 00:14   #5
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There's a bulk carrier attack near Liverpool. Bloody pommy pirates!
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Guilty as charged. We didn't invent it but we certainly developed our naval traditions and ship crafts on fishing the atlantic and piracy. In our defence we did have some tough competition too.
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Seems as if ive heard of more attacks in the Crib , perhaps they are not counting all boardings /robberys as Parate attacks ?
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The Piracy Map is provided by the International Chamber of Commerce & the International Maritime Bureau, and represents piracy against “commercial” shipping only.
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There was an excellent program on the History Channel that aired last night (Sunday, March 2nd) about piracy and the issues that shippers have to deal with, and they hinted that they are paying more and more ransoms for captains and first engineers that are kidnapped by pirates. There was also an instance of pirates boarding a container and learning how to steer it, but not dock. The authorities said it reminded them of the use of Florida flight schools, and that water-based terrorist attacks could be the next big thing. Very interesting program.
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There was an excellent program on the History Channel that aired last night (Sunday, March 2nd) about piracy and the issues that shippers have to deal with, and they hinted that they are paying more and more ransoms for captains and first engineers that are kidnapped by pirates. There was also an instance of pirates boarding a container and learning how to steer it, but not dock. The authorities said it reminded them of the use of Florida flight schools, and that water-based terrorist attacks could be the next big thing. Very interesting program.
Hmmm...Imagine the damage terrorists could do by hijacking a crude oil carrier. The maritime academys had better start screening for people who only want to learn how to steer.
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There's an article on this subject in the April issue of Cruising World.
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Hmmm...Imagine the damage terrorists could do by hijacking a crude oil carrier. The maritime academys had better start screening for people who only want to learn how to steer.
They said that if a tanker was detonated in Suez, or Panama canal, it would send stock markets crashing and the economic reverberations would be felt the world over. So, yes, they are paying attention to it. The only upshot is that there is very little direct threat to the cruising community.
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I understood that piracy was alive and well off of east Africa and Malaysia, but I had no idea so many attacks off India as well. pretty interesting map.
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There was also an instance of pirates boarding a container and learning how to steer it, but not dock.
So just how often do ships officers dock their own ship? I think that both port authorities and the guild of ships pilots would have something to say if they were docking by themselves, without being under the command of a pilot.

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Piracy traditionally denotes the attack/boarding of a vessel while it is underway. Technically, when it is at dock or under anchor it is a burglary (or robbery if force is used on the occupants). The virtual lack of the same on yachts in the Caribbean should be comforting - particularly if you believe that good alarms/passive defence systems can deal with most in-harbour intrusions.

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