Piracy against U.S.-flagged vessels
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Piracy against U.S.-flagged vessels lessons learned : hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, May 20, 2009. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.

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Written in English


  • Piracy -- Economic aspects -- Horn of Africa,
  • Pirates -- Somalia,
  • Piracy -- Prevention -- International cooperation,
  • Merchant marine -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Hijacking of ships -- Prevention -- International cooperation

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Other titlesPiracy against US flagged vessels
LC ClassificationsKF27 .P89627 2009b
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 96 p. :
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24025675M
ISBN 100160843081
ISBN 109780160843082
LC Control Number2009438816

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  vessels, and established relationships with U.S. and international shipping, maritime unions, the marine insurance community and global maritime industry. associations, MARAD has considerable experience in dealing with the diverse. interests of the global maritime industry and is actively involved in the fight. against piracy. HEARING ON PIRACY AGAINST U.S. FLAGGED VESSELS: LESSONS LEARNED Wednesday, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUBCOMMITTEE ON COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, Washington, DC. The Subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at a.m., in Room , Rayburn House Office Cited by: 2. Jay Bahadur, 4 books Patrick Robinson, 3 books Richard Phillips, 3 books Richard Stark, 2 books Stephen Coonts, 2 books Wilbur Smith, 2 books Rivka Romi-Levin, 2 books Max Hardberger, 2 books Matthew Woodring Stover, 2 books United States. Congress. House. Committee on . Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships, 1st Edition For use by Terminal Operators and Other Shore authorities Code of Practice for Countermeasures for use by Terminal Operators and other Shore Authorities. Practical countermeasures and comprehensive check-lists to help reduce armed robbery and piracy attacks on merchant ships. Executive.

Piracy/Armed Robbery/Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) continues to serve as a significant threat to U.S. flagged operators with vessels transiting or operating in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG). Almost reported incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea occurred in the GoG region in One of the most high-profile piracy incidents was the hijacking and kidnapping from the U.S.-flagged M/V Maersk Alabama container ship off the Somali coast. The ship's master, Captain Richard Phillips, was taken off the ship and held hostage in a lifeboat. U.S. Navy ships and assets present in the region responded to the incident. § Piracy under law of nations § Citizens as pirates § Aliens as pirates § Arming or serving on privateers § Assault on commander as piracy § Conversion or surrender of vessel § Corruption of seamen and confederating with pirates § Plunder of distressed vessel § Attack to plunder vessel. Al-Qasimi, Sultan; Shariqah, Ruler. The Myth of Arab Piracy in the Gulf. Dover N.H: Croom Helm. | UI Library Allen, Gardner. Our Navy and the Barbary Corsairs.

Background. With a crew of 23 metric tons (19, short tons) of cargo, the ship, originating from Salalah, Oman, was bound for Mombasa, Kenya, after a stop in crew members of Maersk Alabama had received anti-piracy training from union training schools, and had drilled aboard the ship a day prior to the attack of 8 April. Their training included the use of small arms. Modern-day piracy came to the attention of many Americans in April when the U.S.-flagged cargo ship, M/V Maersk Alabama, was attacked off the coast of Somalia.   He said the best way to protect U.S.-flagged ships was by deploying military teams to avoid "regulatory shortfalls, liability concerns, and international reluctance to permit armed merchant. In the past decade, the incidence of maritime piracy has exploded. The first three months of were the worst ever, with 18 ships hijacked, crew taken hostage, and 7 crew members murdered. The four Americans on board the sailing vessel Quest were shot at point-blank range. The economic costs are also staggering, reaching $7 to $