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.

# 86
Mikhail Medvedev  Mar  19 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  hope, my contribution helps

# 85
koval volodymyr  Mar  19 2012
Nationality:  ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  confirm

# 84
Dmitry  Mar  16 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 83
Mihail  Mar  11 2012
Nationality:  Bulgarian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It's time to do something.

# 82
Evgeniy  Mar  05 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It's time to eliminate piracy

# 81
redian  Feb  20 2012
Nationality:  albanian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 80
Leo Araullo  Feb  20 2012
Nationality:  German
Position:  Other
Comment:  Have all ships registered where armed guards are allowed, or allow all seafarers to shoot before asking too many questions, or even put these gangsters - themelves poor or not - on trial in Germany !

# 79
Shabalin Yevgeniy  Feb  20 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  We are living in fool countries (both Russia & Ukraine). The people are nothing.

# 78
Vyacheslav  Feb  19 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 77
Melnikov Sergei  Feb  19 2012
Nationality:  Ukranian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 76
Sergey Medvedev  Feb  17 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 75
Andrey Fedorov  Feb  16 2012
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Agree

# 74
Jurij Savlukevic  Feb  15 2012
Nationality:  Lithuania
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 73
Mikhail Chernopyatov  Feb  15 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  100% correct.

# 72
Boris  Feb  14 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree!!!

# 71
Alex Solovey  Feb  05 2012
Nationality:  Rus/Ukr
Position:  Management
Comment:  Search and kill bastards!

# 70
Bazhanova Anastasia  Feb  04 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Other
Comment:  For navigation without pirates!

# 69
Vitaly Dushin  Feb  04 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I am completely agree with all written above.

# 68
Igor Silitraru  Feb  03 2012
Nationality:  Moldova
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 67
Max Lashkin  Feb  03 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop piracy!

# 66
Viktor Alekseev  Feb  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Full agree

# 65
Vladimir Zaytsev  Jan  31 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  fully agee !

# 64
Aleksandr Bigunov  Jan  31 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  I am fully agree

# 63
Igor  Jan  29 2012
Nationality:  UKRAINIAN
Position:  Crew
Comment:  totally agree

# 62
Anton Svyatenko  Jan  27 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 61
Konstantin Tyshkevic  Jan  27 2012
Nationality:  Rusian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agree

# 60
Lagoysky Igor  Jan  27 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree

# 59
Vladimir Logachev  Jan  26 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I agree with you

# 58
Oleg Degtyarev  Jan  25 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  no comment

# 57
Leonid Boljanov  Jan  24 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Full agree

# 56
nikolay  Jan  23 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  agry

# 55
Vadym  Jan  23 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  AGREE

# 54
Goncharov Sergiy  Jan  20 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Absolutey AGREE!

# 53
Rudyi Vasyl  Jan  19 2012
Nationality:  UKRAINE
Position:  Management
Comment:  agree!!!

# 52
Roman Masliy  Jan  19 2012
Nationality:  Ukr
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No mercy

# 51
GEORGE  Jan  16 2012
Nationality:  UKR
Position:  Crew
Comment:  LETS FIGHT HARD

# 50
Zheltoukhov Sergii  Jan  16 2012
Nationality:  UKR
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agree

# 49
Sergej Proncenko  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  Lithuania
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agree, only this is the really way to protect seafarers against the pirates, they playing dirty pool, it's time to get mean!

# 48
Aleksiy  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Realy I'm agree with above said.

# 47
ALEX  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  RUS
Position:  Crew
Comment:  KILL ALL NIGERS AND GOOKS

# 46
Oleksiy Shamray  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  Ukranian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fuck the humanism. Pirates often don't care about seamen's lives unless the ransom is payed. So why should we care about theirs? Amred guards and convoys should give a lesson to other pirates. Start killing them simply.

# 45
Omelianenko Oleg  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  We are Vin!

# 44
Volodymyr Gorbunov  Jan  15 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop Piracy!

# 43
Vasily Glazkov  Jan  14 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Fully agree

# 42
Aleksandr Morekhodov  Jan  14 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Sing under this initiative. Fully agree vith this view of situation.

# 41
Boris Novikov  Jan  14 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Support

# 40
arkadiy mudriy  Jan  13 2012
Nationality:  ukraine
Position:  Other
Comment:  agreed

# 39
Orlov Dmitry  Jan  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Completely agreed and demand modern actions.

# 38
Andrey Shevchenko  Jan  11 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Other
Comment:  We can stop it together!!!

# 37
Roman Goncharov  Jan  11 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Agreed