Thursday, July 30, 2009

Anti-Pirate School Houses

An article in The Village Voice concerning "Pirate School, For the Merchant Sailor in You". While the title of the piece should more properly read "Anti-Pirate School" it does cover training being conducted at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and SUNY Maritime:
The training "enables students to be prepared and be aware of their surroundings and other modes of transportation," says Larry Howard, chair of the Global Business and Transportation Department at SUNY Maritime. "It's a necessary part of not just being able to respond to attacks, but limiting them." If a pirate crew encounters a ship that has hardened itself, it may move off to easier prey. . .
H/T: Jeremy

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