Wednesday, May 13, 2009

US Coast Guard Issues Maritime Security Directive on Piracy

The United States Coast Guard, in response to increased piracy attacks, has issued a Maritime Security Directive outlining specific, risk based measures mariners can take to detect, deter or disrupt piracy.

All maritime interests, including Amver participants, are encouraged to read the directive and implement the recommendations.

The United States Coast Guard is actively engaged in the fight against piracy. You can read Rear Admiral Brian Salerno's recent testimony on Coast Guard anti-piracy efforts here (link to pdf).

Photo credit: USCG

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