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.

# 136
Mikhail Chernopyatov  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 135
Sergey Druzhkin  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree in Full. Something shall be made to stop this things.

# 134
Pushkar Yuriy  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Support

# 133
Mankevych M.  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 132
Mankevych M.  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 131
Alex  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Fully agree

# 130
Sergey Korchynsky  May  12 2012
Nationality:  ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 129
Peter Astakhov  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am Honor Polarman of Russia and USA. Fully agree. God created men. Samuel Colt made them equal.

# 128
George  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Fully agree.

# 127
Yevgen  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukranian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 126
Aleksey  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 125
Yury Turkov  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop piracy!

# 124
Markovsky Borys  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukranian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full agree.

# 123
Marcin Czubacki  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Polish
Position:  Crew
Comment:  STOP PIRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!All seamens wants back to home safety!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# 122
Sergei  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Ukraina
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 121
Pavel  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree

# 120
Elvira  May  12 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 119
Sergey  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  PIRACY MUST DIE

# 118
Chabak Andriy  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree with all items

# 117
Denys Berestennikov  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Help us to fight the piracy!

# 116
Piotr Riabko  May  11 2012
Nationality:  USSR, temporarily - Lithuania
Position:  Crew
Comment: 

# 115
Samysko Yurij  May  11 2012
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Full agree

# 114
Mikhail Bogdanov  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Against piracy

# 113
Vitaliy Sidorov  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree!

# 112
Butenko Aleksandr  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fire support,only!

# 111
Evgeny Ryzhov  May  11 2012
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  We have to overcome international bureaucracy

# 110
Jaan Koit  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Estonia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree with legalization of firearms on board of merchant vessels!

# 109
Orlov Dmitry  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully with you. IMO! Do something real at last!

# 108
Orlov Dmitry  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It needs to say at last damn STOP for unlimited action of Africa's criminals and their assistances - IMO.

# 107
Roman K.  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Dear All! Piracy - is the problem not only for seamen. First it must be problem for ship's owners and charterers. . ALL SEAMEN MUST TO STRIKE against unprotected passing and demand to be dismissal acc. contract condition. This is inly way!!!

# 106
Vadim Albul  May  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree? that seafarers must have the arms in their arms to defense themselves and the ship from Somalian bandits in Indian Ocean. I have been chased by pirates few times in that area.

# 105
Ferdinand Ivanov  May  10 2012
Nationality:  Bulgarian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Im appalled by this so not only am I signing, but I will personally educate people on matters including modern day piracy. I see these as acts of terrorism and want them to stop. http://theorderoftheironphoenix.com/piracy/

# 104
Igor  May  10 2012
Nationality:  Rus
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I don't care) I never sail there

# 103
Kees de Ru  May  08 2012
Nationality:  Dutch
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree !! Master, Deep Sea Towing

# 102
Ogonykov Vyacheslav  May  07 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree 100%

# 101
Alex Vjeckis  May  03 2012
Nationality:  Lithuanian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I would like to believe that this will happen.

# 100
Smofallov Alexandr  May  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukr
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Pozdravljaju s pervoj sotnej! Master of Marie Delmas

# 99
Samarin Boris  May  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Ch. Off. CMA CGM ARISTOTE Stop THIS!!!

# 98
Yurij Zubarev  May  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Ch.Eng. CMA CGM ARISTOTE

# 97
Vladimir Piskovskij  May  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Master. Stop Piracy!!!

# 96
Pavel Demchev  May  01 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop IT!!!

# 95
De Ville  May  01 2012
Nationality:  France
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree!

# 94
Kysil Mihal  Apr  14 2012
Nationality:  ukr
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 93
Evgeny Ganin  Apr  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 92
Dombrovsky  Apr  10 2012
Nationality:  Kyrgyzstan
Position:  Management
Comment:  This disgraceful practice must be stopped! I am agree

# 91
Mark  Apr  09 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Hopefully this will change something!

# 90
Volodymyr  Apr  06 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I'm fully agree with all written above.

# 89
Sergey Kukarin  Mar  31 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 88
Leonid  Mar  26 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I'm fully agree with all written above.

# 87
Sergey Tregubov  Mar  25 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Protect us from piracy!