Comments on: Why high-seas piracy is here to stay http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 01:18:20 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Eugene Archila http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-3041 Fri, 10 Oct 2014 03:07:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-3041 hey, Hey make sure you assist me to affect the elgg, interpersonal torch theme to 1. main You should i want to recognize that site within mod to be able to alter to create my configuration with the active features Ough should create your individual layouts’. Ex., directly into folder views

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By: dann77 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1152 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:02:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1152 Most of the comments on here are listing various ways to kill people. bleh.

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1100 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:06:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1100 excuse me – I know where Somalia is – East Africa. I just tend to think of it as in the northern half of the continent. I have a globe and forget to look at it.

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By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1099 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 21:10:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1099 Oil tankers are essentially floating bags of oil. They don’t have to be very durable. Oil is lighter than water. Seawater is more buoyant than fresh water. The photo of the captured dingy says it all. All any of those pirates has to do is fire an incendiary device and the show is over.

That’s why they are so vulnerable. Shooting wars won’t help. The pirates don’t even need a port. What can they do with several hundred thousand barrels of crude anyway?
And that is very likely why the companies pay the ransom. If it is a natural gas tanker – it would be a bomb.

There may be no solution in the absence of a working Somali government. Or the oil companies have to get used to loosing shipments and the coast of N. Africa gets very greasy with no one to clean it up.

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By: Marson http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1096 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 04:24:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1096 Why do the shipowners need to hire contractors? Don’t their crew members know how to aim and fire ax gun? Ships and yachts sailing in those waters should be required to carry defensive weapons–AK47’s, RPG’s, etc. After a few pirates grt shot, piracy will stop!

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By: tomtomtom http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1093 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:05:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1093 So what is he saying? Nuke the country? Well I guess I would.

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By: quasarquark http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1092 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 18:28:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1092 The solution is not coming down to their level with random violence (those pirates are desperate with little to lose), but eliminating the power of those who are controlling the pirates – you know, the bankers, politicians, and financiers who handle the ransoms. And they probably are not in Somalian. To solve this and all political instability problems, follow the money.

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By: Frank738 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1091 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 18:10:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1091 The problem is lack of political will to do something as simple as killing the pirates. The “catch and release” nonsense needs to change to kill on sight. For over 300 years killing pirates on sight has been the law of the sea. 200 years ago a much smaller but better lead USA sent its Navy and Marines across the ocean to successfully attack and kill pirates in Tripoli, Libya. Hence “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marines’ Hymn.
Another solution: ships in the region should carry security guards with machine guns. Announce to the Somalis that on the open sea, any boat approaching within 100 yards will be fired on, sunk, and NO survivors picked up.

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By: pcasinelli http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1089 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 23:16:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1089 There is an easy solution to this: destroy all ports/harbors on the somali coast and prevent any reconstruction of them. We won’t interfere with their internal politics but we can prevent them from killing our people.

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By: Komment http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/2011/03/04/why-high-seas-piracy-is-here-to-stay/#comment-1088 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 21:14:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/bernddebusmann/?p=168#comment-1088 Sharpshot: these are interesting figures and if you are right that the chance of a ship being hijacked is 1 percent, it’s clear that the other beneficiaries (apart from the pirates) of this are the maritime insurance companies. War risk premiums, in effect for the Gulf of Aden since 2008, have increased 300 fold from 2008 to 2010 and Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) premiums rose tenfold from 2008 to 2009.

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