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Sunday, June 03, 2007

History Channel: Return of the Pirates

Worth a watch - though it's a 2 hour show -Return of the Pirates on the History Channel:
A new war rages off the world's coastlines. Piracy is making a comeback. Intelligence indicates that pirates and terrorists are merging tactics. Over 90% of international trade travels by water and pirates have long known what Sir Walter Raleigh once said: "Whosoever commands the sea commands the trade; whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world, and consequently the world itself." Nations and corporations are racing to protect themselves and their goods.
Only bad part is, can't find out when the next broadcast will be...

Minor disagreement with Michael McDaniel of CargoLaw fame over threat posed by LNG tankers - LNG tankers might pose a big fire threat, but they will not explode like a "small nuclear device." See here.

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