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.

# 336
Anatoliy  Apr  08 2013
Nationality:  Ukranian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Support

# 335
Pavel Ankudinov  Apr  07 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full support.

# 334
Dmitriy Vertogradov  Apr  07 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Other
Comment:  Good idea, fully support

# 333
Orlov Dmitry  Apr  07 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Have no to say. Just signing. Future must show.

# 332
Vladimir  Apr  07 2013
Nationality:  Ukrain
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Seas and Oceans must be free away from sea rovers.

# 331
alex  Apr  05 2013
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Great idea, russian army have to destroy afrikan piracy. We are affraid to sail in nigerian waters.

# 330
Vyacheslav  Mar  18 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It will be more dangerous on the vessels. New certificates for crew, new training, new problems for Captain. I think it is not real.

# 329
George H  Mar  18 2013
Nationality:  British
Position:  Management
Comment:  Total support for defending the crews safety.

# 328
K.Belik  Mar  18 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Support

# 327
Alexandru Calin  Mar  15 2013
Nationality:  Romanian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Great job with this petition. Succes all the way for it!

# 326
Felipe A  Mar  09 2013
Nationality:  Mexican
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agreed , should have high power weapons onboard each crew member, to take care of each others lives.

# 325
Robert J. Gunther  Mar  03 2013
Nationality:  United States
Position:  Other
Comment:  Should have been done along time ago !!!

# 324
Pavlo  Feb  26 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It's very good idea. Arms on board will protect vesels' crew

# 323
Johannes Spreij  Feb  22 2013
Nationality:  Dutch
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It's a shame there are still countries that refuse shipowners to have armed personnel on board. Or even try to prosecute crew members that deal with pirates on their own way.Dutch government is a bunch of cowards in this respect.

# 322
Peter Pomeroy  Feb  21 2013
Nationality:  British
Position:  Management
Comment:  Arm up with heavy weapons.

# 321
Alexander  Feb  19 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Completely support.

# 320
Julia Ivanova  Feb  19 2013
Nationality:  Lithuanian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Stop the scam!

# 319
Andrey  Feb  11 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  there are no doubts will act like this

# 318
V. Sergeev  Feb  04 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully support

# 317
Max  Feb  02 2013
Nationality:  Latvia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Human rights to be protected at sea!

# 316
bidjoul  Jan  23 2013
Nationality:  cameroon
Position:  Management
Comment:  legalise the arm

# 315
Nikolay  Jan  23 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Arm security on board must be compalsory for vessel trading in Africa region. Special forces must be done against Somalia and Nigeria as example to stop increasing chain reactioin of growing piracy in other areas

# 314
Ruslan  Jan  21 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Good idea, fully support

# 313
Igor  Jan  19 2013
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I think so

# 312
Igor  Jan  16 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree!!!

# 311
Sergey  Jan  15 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No remorse for pirates.

# 310
Andriy  Jan  15 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  1000%

# 309
Vladimir  Jan  15 2013
Nationality:  UKRANIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 308
Andrew  Jan  14 2013
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree 100%

# 307
sergey  Jan  12 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I like it.

# 306
sergey  Jan  12 2013
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Pirate must die

# 305
George  Jan  07 2013
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree

# 304
Alf Gunnar UTBULT  Jan  04 2013
Nationality:  Swedish
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100% right

# 303
alex  Jan  03 2013
Nationality:  romanian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  stop it now!

# 302
alex  Jan  03 2013
Nationality:  romanian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  do something about the piracy!

# 301
Sergey  Jan  02 2013
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100%

# 300
Sergey  Dec  24 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100% agree!

# 299
Valentin  Dec  24 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!

# 298
Alex  Dec  18 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Piracy must be stopped

# 297
Hotmann  Dec  18 2012
Nationality:  Indonesian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Kill all pirates,mother fucker!throw nuclear bomb and forget the problem!!!!!! KILL them all!!!!!

# 296
jean-marc M  Dec  16 2012
Nationality:  french
Position:  Crew
Comment:  stop aux pirates

# 295
V.Grinko  Dec  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Piracy to be stopped.

# 294
Davood Hersh  Dec  10 2012
Nationality:  Canadian
Position:  Other
Comment:  End Piracy

# 293
Manon Bénard  Dec  10 2012
Nationality:  Canadian
Position:  Other
Comment:  STOP THE FIGHTING PIRACY!

# 292
Yurii  Dec  10 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 291
Franz Ussler  Dec  09 2012
Nationality:  Danish
Position:  Other
Comment:  I Agree

# 290
Sergey  Dec  07 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 289
Alexander  Dec  06 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 288
Somalian pirate  Dec  06 2012
Nationality:  Somalia
Position:  Other
Comment:  I agree

# 287
Joseph H.  Dec  06 2012
Nationality:  Belgium
Position:  Other
Comment:  Agree