Report on the Pirates that attacked the Spirit. FAB has asked us to post this for him as he is having trouble getting into the website. Folks, let me tell you that FAB knows more about this and pirates than any of us will ever know.
Will one of you please post this for me. I have registered and registered and now the CM autotext is asking for my parents to sign an agreement - I hate computers.
So, at the moment I can't get in and this stuff needs to be said
I am now going to have a large whisky or 10 to get over arguing with a dumb computer. If you could send me the link when posted.
FAB or FAB2 or whatever the computer now things I am
Pirate Attacks Seabourne Spirit.
OK kiddies, let’s get one thing clear – the pirates that attacked ‘Seabourn Spirit’ had no intention of actually boarding the vessel. I had been waiting for something like this to happen but thought it would occur somewhere in the Malacca region. Somalia does have a bad pirate problem but they are not the organized guys you find around Indonesia, Malaysia and South China Sea.
We also have to understand that pirates come in a couple of different shapes. The first lot is usually hungry fishermen and general deadbeats who try and knock over small private vessels and larger ships alongside or at anchor. These are mainly after stores that they can then flog on the black market where food and liquor demand almost as high a price as for the sale of people. This group is usually not very good at what they try and do and usually get either caught or driven off - unless they are in Indonesia where, for some reason, they seen incapable of catching pirates.
Then there is the second lot, these are a very different kettle of fish. These guys are part of a very large (but fragmented) terrorist system. They are well trained and have different duties. Some are raiders that go out and steal whole vessels, for various uses (the existing crew become very … ‘expendable’. Others are intelligence gathers, this lot stay close to large ports and work as crew members on multiple ships. Their duty is to build a pattern of international shipping. They probe for weak spots and it all gets recorded.
They mob that went for the Seabourn Spirit belong to the second lot and are called ‘disrupters’. Their job it to make mischief in areas where it will result in industry wide panic and the outlay of huge amounts of money to counter any possible further events along the same lines. All is simply to degrade the comfort of the Western Style of living. They are well aware that western media loves to boost a story to get top ratings and all they have to do then is sit back and watch everybody run around like chooks with their heads cut off.
In my website I have direct link to the ICC Commercial Crime Service weekly piracy report and I get countless emails from people amazed at what they read. However, what gets reported there is only about one tenth of what actually happens. Mostly the really bad stuff happens in the wings and doesn’t involve outside nations but believe me there is a lot of very nasty stuff constantly occurring.
To win all you have to do is ignore what happened and continue as normal – don’t go demanding more security, more of this more of that – that’s what these guys want you to do.
Oh! By the way – under present conditions the chances of these guys ever getting caught is ‘0’.
Have a ripper day