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British SF board ship..

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renamed_user

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#4
If it transpires that the skinnies are innocent fishermen I hope the SF guys are appropiatley armed with food, water and fuel plus all necessary translated paperwork outlining the skinnies rights and entitlements and of course Cherie Blairs email address so she can start the compensation ball rolling.
Should they be guilty-kill them.
 
#9
She was the MV Montecristo - an Italian Panamax (55,675 DWT) bulk carrier. She was carrying scrap to Vietnam. Her crew was composed of 20 Indians, 7 Ukranians and 3 Italians. There were unarmed security on board. It's possible that they may have been from the UK.
 
#10
She was the MV Montecristo - an Italian Panamax (55,675 DWT) bulk carrier. She was carrying scrap to Vietnam. Her crew was composed of 20 Indians, 7 Ukranians and 3 Italians. There were unarmedsecurity on board. It's possible that they may have been from the UK.
Unarmed!?
 
#12
The IMO still will not countenance the arming of seafarers despite the fact there have been 286 piracy-related incidents off the coast of Somalia in the past 12 months alone.

It would appear that the IMO's policy for 2011 is largely to increase pressure at the political level to secure the release of all hostages being held by pirates, and increase inter-Navy co-operation.

However they will be reviewing guidelines to Owners and seafarers regarding recommended preventive, evasive and defensive measures ships should follow. Apparently. Hopefully something more useful than: more knots, weaving to build up bow waves and chucking up barbed wire on the rail

Having said that weapons ARE taken on board in international waters and some security ARE armed although this is not always the case.
 

The_Duke

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#16
The IMO still will not countenance the arming of seafarers despite the fact there have been 286 piracy-related incidents off the coast of Somalia in the past 12 months alone.

It would appear that the IMO's policy for 2011 is largely to increase pressure at the political level to secure the release of all hostages being held by pirates, and increase inter-Navy co-operation.

However they will be reviewing guidelines to Owners and seafarers regarding recommended preventive, evasive and defensive measures ships should follow. Apparently. Hopefully something more useful than: more knots, weaving to build up bow waves and chucking up barbed wire on the rail

Having said that weapons ARE taken on board in international waters and some security ARE armed although this is not always the case.
You are out of date. The position has changed to a begrudging acceptance of armed security, and the numbers of organisations (of very variable quality) providing this has trebled over the past 12 months.

Unarmed is now the exception, not the rule.

Page 8 of the link below refers:

http://www.imo.org/mediacentre/newsmagazine/documents/imo-news-03-11-web.pdf
 
#17
You are out of date. The position has changed to a begrudging acceptance of armed security, and the numbers of organisations (of very variable quality) providing this has trebled over the past 12 months.

Unarmed is now the exception, not the rule.

Page 8 of the link below refers:

http://www.imo.org/mediacentre/newsmagazine/documents/imo-news-03-11-web.pdf
I am out of date but it's about bloody time. Various Shipping groups have been lobbying the IMO for some time to make a decision on the matter. In my previous 'life' we had a lot of issues with Piracy.

I know of three people who have 'enlisted' as maritime security recently and only 1 of them has had any military experience(an ex para). They, however, are obliged to get their seaman's ticket.
 

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