Sirlaugh’s Blog

April 17, 2009

Anti-Piracy Options

Filed under: Uncategorized — sirlaugh @ 8:47 pm

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Solution #1 (from BBC): High-Tech Equipment — “The recent escalation in pirate attacks has highlighted the vulnerability of shipping off the coast of Somalia. Now many ships are taking their own precautions, using hi-tech equipment [see diagram above] to keep pirates at bay.”

Solution #2 (from Politico/Yahoo News): Bounty Hunters — “Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and a growing number of national security experts are calling on Congress to consider using letters of marque and reprisal, a power written into the Constitution that allows the United States to hire private citizens to keep international waters safe.”

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