Maritime schools to teach piracy defense?


#1

It’s unfortunate that it took a US ship being hijacked for the media to start covering the issue-

Here’s a link to the Yahoo story-

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090417/ap_on_re_us/piracy_training


#2

Yes, It’s called Advanced Firefighting. Get them wet and they might go away. How much longer will US companies bury their collective heads in the sand and pretend this works? Firearms training is great, but companies have, in the past, worried more about the liability of having guns on board than protecting their crews. Maybe the past few weeks will act as a wake-up call. Now they must face the liability of not providing protection. (In the form of firearms, security teams on board, armed escort, or LRADs broadcasting Barney the Dinosaur tunes). Any other ideas out there?