Thursday, May 20, 2010
Let's arm the crew against the pirates
Preservation of ones life is not only human extinct but an extreme absolute right. With the rise in the incidence of piracy, it is high time thet we train and arm our crew to deter if not repel this barbarians in the high seas. Escalation of violence?? The mere act of resisting their attempts to board using firehoses, etc., could already provoke them or put them on a "high" mode. And you can't fight guns and RPGs with waterhoses!! The only way is to train our crew to handle guns. Maybe we can insert provisions in the STCW for this so that it will not be abused or misused.