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.

# 386
Konstantin  Aug  24 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I'm completely agree!

# 385
Grando  Aug  24 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full agree

# 384
Andrey  Aug  09 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop piracy! Agree with all terms above!

# 383
Y.Zakharov  Aug  09 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agreed. The merchant ships should not be defenceless.

# 382
Volodymyr  Aug  09 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop piracy! Agree with all terms above! PRIVATE SECURITY!!!!!!!!!

# 381
Chavida  Aug  01 2013
Nationality:  España
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Ok

# 380
Alejandro Gavira  Jul  31 2013
Nationality:  Spanish
Position:  Other
Comment:  Legalize the private security Operators

# 379
Nube Negra  Jul  31 2013
Nationality:  Spain
Position:  Other
Comment:  Legalize the private security Operators

# 378
rcaav  Jul  28 2013
Nationality:  american
Position:  Other
Comment:  Stop piracy! Agree with all terms above!

# 377
Marinov N.  Jul  26 2013
Nationality:  Bulgarian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Completely agree

# 376
Iouri Makarenko  Jul  24 2013
Nationality:  Canadian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  completely and fully agree

# 375
Stanislav  Jul  23 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Securiy team should be employed in High Risk Area

# 374
Igor  Jul  22 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Management
Comment:  I agreed and supporting.

# 373
Damir  Jul  22 2013
Nationality:  Latvian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Only Private Security will help to protect seamen in dangerous waters !

# 372
Igor  Jul  21 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 371
Jan Hogeman  Jul  20 2013
Nationality:  Dutch
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I fully support the steps to be taken to have ships'crews defend themselves; it is time to take action ASAP.

# 370
Sergey  Jul  17 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 369
Denis  Jul  13 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 368
ANDREY  Jul  12 2013
Nationality:  RUSSIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  AGREE

# 367
Viktor  Jul  12 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 366
Alexey  Jul  03 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Erase Nigeria and Somalia from our planet. STOP FUCKING PIRACY!!!

# 365
Dmitriy  Jun  28 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 364
Alex  Jun  25 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Gentlemen's at IMO, enough this words abt international rules, give us the safe passage!!!! Yours shitty explanation send to UN or president of Nigeria mr. Gudlah Jonathan. PRIVATE SECURITY

# 363
Rodzik Tomasz  Jun  22 2013
Nationality:  Polish
Position:  Management
Comment:  I have been attack in 26 of April 32 Nm S from delta Niger. They shut to us without any worning. Why I cann't protect myself?? One gun may solve a problem.

# 362
Alex  Jun  11 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Stop piracy in the world!

# 361
George  May  30 2013
Nationality:  Ukrane
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am for less stupid paper work on board the ship and more protection for mariners

# 360
Anatolyi  May  30 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 359
Anton Sk  May  20 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It's only the one safest way - to have arms and navy professional on board constantly.

# 358
Vyacheslav  May  15 2013
Nationality:  UKR
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 357
Sydorenko Igor  May  14 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 356
Anatoliy  May  04 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!

# 355
Sean  Apr  30 2013
Nationality:  South African
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fight piracy with armed forces onboard!!!!!!!

# 354
Igor  Apr  27 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Must be done as soon as possible!

# 353
Sergey  Apr  25 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Time has come.

# 352
ivor hardon  Apr  24 2013
Nationality:  from the moon
Position:  Other
Comment:  Position sitting....

# 351
Dmitry  Apr  23 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Other
Comment:  PMSC best way

# 350
Alexander  Apr  22 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 349
Aleksandr  Apr  20 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It should be done ASAP.

# 348
Oleg Mykhaylov  Apr  16 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Support!

# 347
Andrej  Apr  15 2013
Nationality:  Lithuanian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 346
Frolov Gennady  Apr  13 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!!!

# 345
Gaykalov Konstantin  Apr  10 2013
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  stop

# 344
Denys Berestennikov  Apr  09 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Working in Nigeria. Industry needs it urgently!

# 343
VALERII AGAFONOV  Apr  09 2013
Nationality:  RUS
Position:  Crew
Comment:  OK

# 342
Alexey Arkhipov  Apr  09 2013
Nationality:  RUS
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Right way

# 341
Skiba Valery  Apr  09 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 340
Danila Markelov  Apr  09 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  !

# 339
Dmitry Zapevalov  Apr  08 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No pasaran!

# 338
Alexander  Apr  08 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Total support

# 337
SERGEY  Apr  08 2013
Nationality:  UKRAINE
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100% SUPPORTING