WATCHING THE WORLD HOW TO COMBAT TANKER PIRATES

With David Knott from London Piracy is a growing problem for oil tanker operators. A major concern is that the crew may be immobilized during an attack, leaving the tanker to sail on out of control. Potential for collision and subsequent pollution is then immense. Most attacks while ships are under way take place around Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. The most serious danger area is Malacca Strait between Malaysia and Sumatra. More than 40 attacks have been reported so far this year, and

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