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.

# 36
Oleg Naumov  Jan  08 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  We can stop it together only!

# 35
Starikov  Jan  07 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Lets do it!

# 34
alexsey  Jan  07 2012
Nationality:  Ukr
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agreed

# 33
Valery Povazhnyy  Jan  07 2012
Nationality:  Latvia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  We have to be a team to stop the double standards.

# 32
Petr Rusakov  Jan  06 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Let's finish with piracy

# 31
Victim of pirats  Jan  06 2012
Nationality:  Lithuania
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Every seaman should understood, we are nobody for owners. Owners covered by insurance and do not like to lose any more money. Any one seaman passing Aden is going on his own risk. Owner has insurance event for your die.

# 30
Barannnykov Andrey  Jan  06 2012
Nationality:  Ukraina
Position:  Crew
Comment:  no coments

# 29
Dorofyeyev Andrey  Jan  05 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agreed

# 28
Kees de Ru  Jan  05 2012
Nationality:  Dutch
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Agreed

# 27
Oleg Cherkashyn  Jan  05 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop the "Fighting Piracy" Scam!

# 26
Valeriy Stepanov  Jan  04 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  It should be done few years ago !

# 25
Gennadij  Jan  04 2012
Nationality:  Rus
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop Piracy!

# 24
Valeriy  Jan  03 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  no comments

# 23
Nickolay  Jan  03 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop the scam!

# 22
Andrey garibov  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Geo
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Have a quiet and peaceful new year

# 21
Dmitry Semin  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Management
Comment:  Our duty to care about your vessels, your duty to care about us! My support!

# 20
Aleksandrov Maksim  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russia
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I aree !!!

# 19
AlekseyBliznyuchenko  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  -

# 18
Yury Voronkov  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comments

# 17
Belous Kirill  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  no comments

# 16
Alexander Belash  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comments.

# 15
Rais Anton  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comments

# 14
Komarov Vlad  Jan  02 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  No comment

# 13
Martemyanov Ivan  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  stop this

# 12
Rodya  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Dead pirate - a good pirate!

# 11
Vugar Ismaylov  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I hope some day the powerful countries like as USA, Europe and Russia will solve this problem by force. I don't see any other solution.

# 10
Oleg Mezentsev  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Dead pirate - a good pirate!

# 9
Ivan Marov  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop Piracy!

# 8
Pavel Shorokhov  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  STOP!

# 7
Pavel Ankudinov  Jan  01 2012
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Do NOT fighting. DO protect.

# 6
Grigore Cialicu  Dec  29 2011
Nationality:  Romania
Position:  Other
Comment:  Let's stop this!

# 5
Alexander Pisarev  Dec  28 2011
Nationality:  Ukraine
Position:  Management
Comment:  STOP piracy !!!!

# 4
Vladislavs Cavguns  Dec  19 2011
Nationality:  Latvian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  Stop the piracy!

# 3
Andrew Garyaev  Dec  16 2011
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Other
Comment:  Criminals should be punished

# 2
Yatsyuk Oleksandr  Dec  13 2011
Nationality:  Ukrainian
Position:  Crew
Comment:  I fully agree with above said.

# 1
Mikhail Voytenko  Dec  08 2011
Nationality:  Russian
Position:  Maritime Bulletin
Comment:  Voice your protest, join in. Stop the scam!