Hail the Merchant Mariner

June 2009
Sea Power;Jun2009, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p3
The article discusses the increasing problem of sea piracy in the U.S. with emphasis on the role played by the U.S. Merchant Marine to combat it. The U.S. Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration issued a statement in November 2009 which lists some alternatives for governments and commercial shippers to avoid pirates. It include installing nonlethal deterrence, rerouting ships to avoid the Gulf of Aden, and having more military in high-risk areas.


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