Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Lesson Learned "How to Stave Off Pirates"

First hand experience offered up before Congress and reported Marine Log:
Though "well constructed dummies placed at strategic intervals around the ship" may be a useful counter piracy measure, firearms are considered unsuitable, particularly for tankers and LNG ships.

Those are among "lessons learned" that the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) is recommending to shipowners.

Captain Phil M. Davies, Director of OCIMF, was among witnesses testifying today at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on international piracy on the high seas.
All about the hearing here.

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