Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fearless Navy Bloggers Take to the Air: Defense Against Piracy

Sunday at 5pm (U.S. Eastern) on Midrats we're going to be talking piracy Episode 60 Defense Against Piracy Tactical Operational 2/27/2011 - Midrats:

Join Navy milbloggers Sal from "CDR Salamander" and EagleOne from "Eagle Speak" as they discuss the tactical and operational steps mariners can take to defend themselves and their ships from pirates - and if their ship is taken - what they can do to best enable coalition forces to re-take the ship. Our guest will Kevin Doherty, former Marine and owner of Nexus Consulting Group of Alexandria.
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  1. I would like to pose some questions for your discussion tomorrow.

    - Would convoying ships pass Somalia be an effective defense? How many ships would be needed? And what kind of ships would be best?

    - Could a blockade of Puntland be maintained as a defense? How many ships would that take? And how many are currently available for ant-pirate work? Would our (World/USA/NATO/China) resolve be strong enough to survive the sight of pirate dying?

  2. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Convoys would seem to be a good idea. Since they were reasonably effective during much of WW2 against formidable enemies, I don't see why they would not work against these rag -tag criminals.

  3. Convoys are already in use. The main convoy routes are in the Gulf of Aden and are announced in advance for interested ships.