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.

# 236
V. Kulyabin  Jul  31 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agreed

# 235
John Mayor  Jul  31 2012
Nationality:  NZ
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree, time to do something.

# 234
Nik Kutenkih  Jul  30 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  ok

# 233
Capt Maxim Mukhin  Jul  28 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 232
petr korshun  Jul  26 2012
Nationality:  russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 231
Maxim Blokhin  Jul  25 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Chief Officer. Absolutely Agree!!!

# 230
Zmey  Jul  25 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 229
Yuriy  Jul  24 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 228
Shevelev Oleg  Jul  24 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 227
Yuriy Butenko  Jul  22 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree.

# 226
Anatoliy Tarnavsky  Jul  21 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree wholeheartedly!

# 225
Dmitrii  Jul  21 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree.

# 224
Vladimir  Jul  20 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree 100%.

# 223
Nikolaj  Jul  19 2012
Nationality:  Latvian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Establish multinational military force for providing each passing dangerous waters vessel with military team.

# 222
Glinskij Jurijs  Jul  19 2012
Nationality:  Latvian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree.

# 221
Savkov Leonid  Jul  18 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree, we must be armed.

# 220
Paul Oleksenko  Jul  18 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  -

# 219
Denys  Jul  17 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 218
oleg  Jul  17 2012
Nationality:  rus
Position:  Crew
Comment:  21 century. a tut piraty-mochit adnaznachna

# 217
Loon  Jul  15 2012
Nationality:  Spain
Position:  Other
Comment:  What about convoys escorted by a couple of destroyers or frigates? Not the whole trip but across the dangerous areas...

# 216
Bogdan  Jul  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainien
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100% agree!!!

# 215
ady  Jul  11 2012
Nationality:  romania
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 214
Vladimir  Jul  10 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am sick from IMO "actions" on piracy!

# 213
Nick  Jul  10 2012
Nationality:  RUSSIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  $ is and will be rulling

# 212
Gojko Samardzic  Jul  09 2012
Nationality:  Croatia
Position:  Other
Comment:  Retired as Ch.Mate after 42 years. Shame on all useless fat sitting pigs in IMO,Bimco and another paper office rats. But more checklists and meaningless crap for various MOU parasites are welcomed.Disaster !!

# 211
Vladimir  Jul  06 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Piracy must be stopped!!!

# 210
Capt Oleg Kalinovsky  Jul  05 2012
Nationality:  Cypriot
Position:  Management
Comment:  Fully agree. Piracy must be stopped and stopped effectively!

# 209
Gary Harrington  Jul  05 2012
Nationality:  British
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree!!!

# 208
Alex Sh  Jul  03 2012
Nationality:  ukrainian
Position:  Management
Comment:  full agree

# 207
Sergey Tregubov  Jun  30 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Legalize the arms!

# 206
Nikolay  Jun  25 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No pasaran !

# 205
Eduard K  Jun  24 2012
Nationality:  Rus
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree, we must be armed.

# 204
PEREPECH OLEKSANDR  Jun  24 2012
Nationality:  UKRANIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  INDEED!!!

# 203
Yury V. Kirillov  Jun  23 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Yes!

# 202
Ivan Prohor  Jun  21 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree with this!

# 201
Alexandr  Jun  20 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  yes

# 200
RGH  Jun  19 2012
Nationality:  British
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Not just Africa but in all the other Hotspots also.

# 199
Maxim  Jun  19 2012
Nationality:  Israel
Position:  Management
Comment:  Stop talk, Start act!

# 198
Herman Weber  Jun  19 2012
Nationality:  Germany
Position:  Crew
Comment:  yes

# 197
Valery Agafonov  Jun  17 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree,support.

# 196
Pavlo Golovko  Jun  14 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree

# 195
Denis Zhevner  Jun  14 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  This piracy madness should be stopped at last! ZIM employess are all protected by security guards besides that fact that they carry firearms aboard as part of the ship's equipment.

# 194
aleksey Levchenko  Jun  13 2012
Nationality:  Ukaraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Ok

# 193
Sidelnikov  Jun  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No

# 192
Lomidze V.  Jun  08 2012
Nationality:  Georgian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  !

# 191
Oleg Degtiarev  Jun  08 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comments

# 190
viktor krumm  Jun  07 2012
Nationality:  USA
Position:  Other
Comment:  Deep sea Captain - 31years in Master's position. Fully support

# 189
Denis  Jun  06 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full agree

# 188
Gary Harding  Jun  06 2012
Nationality:  British
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Go ahead!

# 187
Ilya  Jun  05 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Management
Comment:  Full agree