Monthly Archives: November 2009
An idea highly recommended (probably number one recommendation) is keeping situational awareness, knowing what is going on around you. One method is to tune in to the regular broadcasts of fellow sailors in the area. Here are a couple of sites to start your research. An intro – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_mobile_amateur_radio “Maritime Mobile” Radio Nets For Cruisers … Continue reading
Passage from Indian Ocean via Red Sea to Europe – Extremely Unsafehttp://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-11-20-2/view Kidnapped British couple “ill”http://www.ibinews.com/ibinews/newsdesk/20091019150330ibinews.html Pirate Video of Sailors at Gunpointhttp://www.yachtpals.com/pirate-chandler-7071
While I disagree with the main gist of the article (I feel the vessels have a right to be armed for protection), it is well thought out and worth reading. http://piratebook.blogspot.com/2009/11/escalation-of-weaponry-off-horn-of.html Here is the article mentioned in the piece – http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/anti-pirate-weapons-piracy-somalia/ and another here – http://gcaptain.com/maritime/blog/10-more-anti-piracy-weapons-for-use-in-somalia/
Fighting the Pirates by Remote Control – http://www.yachtpals.com/pirates-seychelles-7068 – note the piece at the bottom of the article. ONI On Piracy – http://www.eaglespeak.us/2009/11/oni-on-piracy.htmlGuidance on Compliance with ITAR – http://marinelink.com/News/Article/Guidance-on-Compliance-with-ITAR/332504.aspx – and here is the advisory (link to pdf) – http://homeport.uscg.mil/cgi-bin/st/portal/uscg_docs/MyCG/Editorial/20091110/Port%20Security%20Advisory%204-09%20(rev%202)%20Final%20(2).pdf?id=e3887a50418cc9c9cb2948f191781aa632fc7c3cFor more reading, visit the homepage at http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/programView.do?channelId=-18389&programId;=63715&programPage;=%2Fep%2Fprogram%2Feditorial.jsp&pageTypeId;=13489
This in from Noonsite.comhttp://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-11-12-1 I definitely recommend this type of activity. Basically a grassroot effort to keep information flowing, not just security issues, but across the whole spectrum of activities.