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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Piracy at sea

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 6:17 AM

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A faithful reader is as fascinated as I am by the Somalian pirates whose latest target was a cruise ship, Oceania's Nautica (shown in my photo in Hong Kong last year). Here, the Weekly Standard offers an aggressive strategy for dealing with this "asymetrical" terrorism.

When I was a passenger on the Nautica, I shook hands with the ship captain credited with using what tactics he had at hand to defeat the pirates. How he outran a small boat at 18 knots still eludes me.

I'd travel again, though an itinerary along Africa's eastern coast might give me a moment's pause.


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