Stop the "Fighting Piracy" Scam!
Russian

Its high time to assess the piracy risks not only in Africa, but anywhere in the World Ocean, because criminals of all flags and races already found out the evident - merchant vessels are absolutely defenceless and vulnerable to attacks, hijacks and robbery. Floating warehouses full of goods worth millions, tens of millions, hundreds of millions dollars move around without any protection at all, except the height of freeboard and the speed. Shipping needs some radical change of security problem approach.

Legalize the arms and private security guards!

Piracy is a problem which cannot be fixed without addressing the root causes and whether you are off Nigeria or Somalia, without criminal prosecutions, an active coastguard, and realistic long-term solution, the pirates will remain and seafarers, vessels, and cargoes will be taken. Politicians (national, international and industry), experts, think-tanks, Navies brass and media made such an approach an axiom which doesnt require any more thinking or analyzing. Whether were talking about Somalia piracy, or Nigeria, or Venezuela, the answer is the same fight the roots by ample criminal prosecutions, and other realistic long-term solutions.

Whats this bullshit about roots and long-term solutions? There is piracy, and there is shipping, which suffers from criminal acts of the pirates. Criminals kidnap people, rob crews and vessels and steal cargoes, using two factors their superior physical force, and absolute defenselessness of their victims. Criminals are driven not only by their criminal instincts, but by the defenselessness of their victims as well. Thats why people invented protection.
Either we make the shipping safe by protecting each vessel, or we fight the piracy and the roots. Those two aims are absolutely different, alien to each other.

Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) is working out a set of Rules for the Use of Force (RUF) under which armed guards will respond to violent acts. ISO has developed ISO/PAS 28007:2012 Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSC). But its not enough, shipping security requires an International Convention on the use of armed guards, a worldwide recognition of the right of the shipping to defend itself from crime and violence.

Three steps can make shipping safe from piracy:
1. Rules for the Use of Force (RUF).
2. ISO Standards for private maritime security.
3. International Convention legalizing arms and security teams on board of merchant marine vessels worldwide.

Without first two, the third step is impossible. Without the third, first two are as good as useless.

# 437
Oleksii R.  Jan  05 2019
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Urgency arrange armed securitys for vessel at Guinea Gulf.

# 436
tracy wen  Mar  10 2015
Nationality:  China
Position:  Management
Comment:  quite nice

# 435
Andrew Malinka  Feb  22 2015
Nationality:  Polish
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am fully agree. It is only one way to resolve the problem.

# 434
Nothile Ngobe  Nov  20 2014
Nationality:  South African
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Yes this is a Fight worth fighting

# 432
Alexander Subbotin  Jul  28 2014
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 431
Dmitrijs  Jul  14 2014
Nationality:  Latvian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comment.

# 430
c/o Dmitry  Jul  07 2014
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Not agreed. Weapons o/b is very dangerous.

# 429
Brader John  Jun  29 2014
Nationality:  Irish
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Disagree. Having weapons onboard makes no sence. Piracy is not a problem unless one makes it a problem.

# 428
Oleg S.  Jun  25 2014
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Management
Comment:  I support.

# 427
Nikodimov O.  Jun  03 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!!!

# 426
YURY  May  22 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree! Safe passage!

# 425
Vyacheslav  May  06 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!!!!!!

# 424
Mikhail  May  05 2014
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!!!

# 423
Sergey  May  04 2014
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!

# 422
vitaly  Apr  24 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Sure, agree. Precence of weapon onboard to be absolutely legal! It is real solution, easy to be implemented. Private guard is also bo be present in dangerous areas.

# 421
Pieter  Apr  18 2014
Nationality:  Dutch
Position:  Other
Comment:  I agree. We all know how unarmed vessels are targeted and mistreated. Arming is usually already enough to stop any pirate attack with a few warning shots!

# 420
SteveB  Apr  14 2014
Nationality:  British
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree, even to the point of arming and training crew in lethal defence. Fight fire with fire.

# 419
R.Gabdullin  Mar  26 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Ships must be protected from piracy.

# 418
V. Syergyeyev  Mar  22 2014
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Support

# 417
Michael  Mar  21 2014
Nationality:  British
Position:  Management
Comment:  agree

# 416
Pavel Tsepkov  Mar  13 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Life and safety of the crew, above all!

# 415
Beaucapitan  Feb  28 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Sure , Agree

# 414
Pop C.  Feb  18 2014
Nationality:  romanian
Position:  Management
Comment:  so be it!

# 413
I. Hahn  Feb  13 2014
Nationality:  german
Position:  Other
Comment:  Agree, legalize security teams in pirate zones!Now!

# 412
Sergey Stoliarov  Feb  02 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 411
Ivan Panin  Feb  02 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree, legalize private security teams in pirate zones!

# 410
Mike Snytko  Jan  26 2014
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fullly agree security guards.Port2Port are very good guays.all hands for Guns on board!

# 409
Illia  Jan  17 2014
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 408
Andrew Che  Jan  11 2014
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  full agree

# 407
vysotsky sergiy  Jan  06 2014
Nationality:  ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree.

# 406
Serge Gordon  Dec  24 2013
Nationality:  Canada
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Legalize firearms onboard of any merchant vessel at piracy zones as of measure of selfdefense with all appropriate and reasonable strict storage regulation. Three shoot's at the air,shoot number four+ to disable the attacking vessel's engine.

# 405
Igor  Dec  13 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  i agree!

# 404
serg  Dec  13 2013
Nationality:  russia
Position:  Other
Comment:  I agree ....

# 403
GEORGE D.-ZORA  Nov  10 2013
Nationality:  HELLAS
Position:  Other
Comment:  I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!

# 402
VALERIY KOTSUROV  Nov  05 2013
Nationality:  UKRAINIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop the "Fighting Piracy" Scam!

# 401
damian mundow  Nov  03 2013
Nationality:  irish
Position:  Crew
Comment:  legalise arms on board at least

# 400
Tsarik Ruskan  Oct  20 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Management
Comment:  Fully agree that we have to take drastic measures to protect shipping by legalization of professional security teams!

# 399
Igor  Oct  12 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full agree

# 398
Vseslav  Oct  11 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!

# 397
Andrew  Oct  10 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop piracy!

# 396
Yevhen  Oct  10 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fuck the Police and Pirates

# 395
Smelkov Ilya  Oct  08 2013
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  stop piracy!

# 394
Sergey  Sep  23 2013
Nationality:  Russland
Position:  Other
Comment:  kill the pirates! Full agree!

# 393
Philipino monkey  Sep  10 2013
Nationality:  pilippines
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Kill them all

# 392
Vlados  Sep  07 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am completely agree!!!

# 391
Vlados  Sep  07 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am completely agree!!!

# 390
V.Karazha  Sep  04 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Yes for Private Maritime Security Companies

# 389
Valentin  Sep  04 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Completly agree with all terms!!!! Stop piracy! PRIVATE SECURITY!!!!!!!!!

# 388
Konstantin  Sep  03 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 387
Konstantin  Sep  03 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree