Archived posts with tag ‘PVI’

01.09.11 Private Pirate-Fighters Risk Attack, Detention

In December, a vessel with four men aboard eased into the port of Massawa in the East African country of Eritrea. It was an unplanned stop. The ship, operated by Protection Vessels International, a British company, had encountered rough weather and run short of fuel while sailing through pirate-infested waters around the island of Romia.

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Danger Room: Pirate-Fighters, Inc.: How Mercenaries Became Ships’ Best Defense

It was a normal morning in April last year. Normal, that is, by the crazy standards of the fishermen, ship’s crews, navy sailors and Somali pirates plying their dangerous trades on 2.5 million square miles of lawless ocean stretching from India to Kenya.

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