SAFETY AND SECURITY | Unsafe Ships More Subject To Piracy

From the Maritime Accident Casebook, 2011.06.25:

Ships that score higher numbers of deficiencies for each port state control inspection are less likely to be able to fight off pirates suggests the latest edition of Intercargo’s Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2010-11. The findings from the fifth annual statistical survey are not surprising: issues such as lack of situational awareness,  inadequate lookouts, lack of use of available information, under-manning  and not following procedures are as much a characteristic of pirate hijackings as they are of maritime accidents.

I think the full article is worth reading: http://maritimeaccident.org/2011/06/unsafe-ships-more-subject-to-piracy/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+MaritimeAccidentCasebook+%28Maritime+Accident+Casebook%29

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