Adventure on the high seas!

For Iranians Waylaid by Pirates, U.S. to the Rescue In a high-seas operation mixing diplomacy, drama and Middle Eastern politics, American sailors boarded the mother ship of Somali pirates and freed 13 Iranian hostages who had been captive since November. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/world/middleeast/for-iranians-held-by-pirates-us-to-the-rescue.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2 … Continue reading

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Interview with Marine Engineer About the Safety of Cruising

1. How often do you take cruises? About every 2 or 3 years.  2. Has piracy influenced your decisions to take a cruise? No. It was not an issue at the time of my last cruise and it is not … Continue reading

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A Naval Architect’s Perspective on Pirating

The media has reported very little on pirating recently. According to my friend, William Garzke, chairman of the Marine Forensics Panel for SNAME, it is probably because there has not been a high-profile incident. Besides, he explained that there is … Continue reading

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