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Old 12-02-2013, 19:04   #16
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Re: Working towards reducing piracy

Actually I read an article recently that indicated that commercial piracy was way down this year - primarily attributed to the increased use of armed security on commercial shipping. The article indicated that no ship had been taken by pirates who had armed security professionals on board. To get around the government assistance to piracy in the form of restricting such ships from carrying armed security, there are now a number of off-shore 'floating arsenals' which provide arms and ammunition as the ship enters international waters and can collect such munitions before they enter government restricted waters - infrastructure which took a while to put into place. The increased naval presence has probably not hurt either although these forces are primarily reactive in an attempted piracy situation. Another mechanism that is reducing piracy from small open boats is any number of increased measures such as awareness, fencing/barbed wire, and deployed fire hoses.

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Old 12-02-2013, 19:38   #17
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Re: Working towards reducing piracy

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I know a solution for Somalia, but it would put all the ammunitions demolition plants out of business....

The little pig was cute ,if this guy had some red boots, Aaa ,nah never mind...

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Old 12-02-2013, 20:24   #18
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Re: Working towards reducing piracy

This thread makes me think about my Ole Daddy! and some of his old sayings (some not that old) Like "turn that backward country into a smoking slab of glass" Now this would work alright ! but the bleeding hearts would hang us by our Gonads if we tryed to make it happen LOL Ahh why must I always think of violence?? LOL just sayin modern days, modern pirate stoppin weapons !!

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