In order to combat pirate attacks like the one suffered by captain Wu Lai-Yu and his ship Jih Chun Tsai No. 68 mentioned in my previous post, the Taiwanese Legislative Yuan has in recent years authorized the use of privately contracted armed security personnel (PCASP), or armed guards, on board Taiwanese flagged vessels. 296 more words
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Maritime piracy is a serious transnational issue. Eighteen incidents were reported worldwide last month alone, 3 of which were in West Africa, 1 in South America, and the rest in Southeast Asia. 471 more words
Ingunn Sigurdsdatter at the Open Mind Conference 2014.
“How can we reclaim sovereignty and control of our lives?”
“Ingunn Sigurdsdatter was working as a university teacher and was co-owner of a successful tour operating company, when she experienced an abrupt awakening on all levels and her life changed 180 degrees. 334 more words
By Lisa Otto
South Africa became involved as a counter-piracy actor rather late in the day, after repeated calls for it to make a contribution to the scourge that was then facing the continent – Somali piracy. 1,379 more words