Poll - What is the best solution for piracy?


#1

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#2

How about this sulution ???
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#3

man… AA12 Project Engineer - Randy Cates,(3:37) could really use a haircut… I mean thats just wrong…


#4

The solution? Copy protection.


#5

A shipboard version of this:

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#6

Require all pirates to have TWIC cards


#7

As turns out my solution for best flashlight is also the soultion for piracy:

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#8

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#9

Jeffrox,
I like that one! Compact very concealable, every pirate/crimnals nightmare not knowing if there intended victim is packing or not.


#10

This is interesting…
http://www.icc-ccs.org/

On the left it says live piracy map…click it…Puts things into perspective


#11

Simple solution shoot em! they shouldent be allowed to board if anyone comes at a ship armed with obviously hostile intent light em up!!!


#12

The obvious solution in my opinion, is simple.
The pirates are hitting the ships because they are allowed to. Just as my children will take advantage of the sweets if it were to go unchecked. This rewards outweigh the risks.

The next time an attempt is made on a vessel kill everyone involved.
These pirates are no different than the gangbangers in the US. They have recources, are organized and motivated. And the only thing they respect is violence. Fuck it, give them more violence than they can handle. If you kill a boatload or a few boatloads the word will get out.
It’s all about choices…


#13

During the Vietnam era, small boats would have chain link fence type material on standoffs mounted around the vessel. RPG’s would detonate on that rather than the boats hull or structure. I would suspect a cheap roll up material could be deployed when transitting dangerous areas.
I can also envision a complete belt of piping encircling the rail with high pressure nozzles aimed downwards, add a couple of big pumps and how could anyone board?


#14

The US Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a compilation of information relating to piracy in waters off the Horn of Africa, including maritime advisories, piracy statistics, a list of ships hijacked, and recommended counter-piracy measures. The information can be found at:

[http://www.marad.dot.gov/news_room_landing_page/horn_of_africa_piracy/horn_of_africa_piracy.htm](http://www.marad.dot.gov/news_room_landing_page/horn_of_africa_piracy/horn_of_africa_piracy.htm" rel="nofollow)

(Source: Holland & Knight)


#15

[quote=Cheng;6495]The obvious solution in my opinion, is simple.
The pirates are hitting the ships because they are allowed to. Just as my children will take advantage of the sweets if it were to go unchecked. This rewards outweigh the risks.

The next time an attempt is made on a vessel kill everyone involved.
These pirates are no different than the gangbangers in the US. They have recources, are organized and motivated. And the only thing they respect is violence. Fuck it, give them more violence than they can handle. If you kill a boatload or a few boatloads the word will get out.
It’s all about choices…[/quote]

Right on Cheng…It looks like things are about to change…


#16

I think Capt Lee’s answer is the best of all. Nothing like requiring a TWIC to keep people away from the water!


#17

There is a good article in piracy in the Jan 2009 Edition of Maritime Reporter and Engineering News.