Friday, October 21, 2011

Somali pirate ransoms top £3m as report demands action

Somali pirate ransoms top £3m as report demands action

When pirates approach vessels on which armed guards are unsure whether they can fire, then without clear and decisive guidance, there is a danger we may emasculate the very frontline solution which is currently keeping piracy at bay".

Currently other tactics available to shipowners include water jets, the use of locked safe rooms known as citadels and technology such as sonic deterrents and the application of "industry best practice" including the use of CCTV, alarms and even simply having an emergency plan should a ship come under pirate attack.

 


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