The conflicts between Private MilitaryCompanies (PMCs) and Shipping Companies
Hi. Nate here andtoday we’re going Hello, I work with one of to be talking the several maritimeabout the conflict security firms that are of on board available to all shippingsecurity in today’s companies in order tomaritime industry. keep their ships and crews safe from pirates. I have years of experience handling weapons and effectively engaging combatants to keep my client safe and their respective companies profitable.
Hello, My name is Ron Widdows and I am a head chair Mr. Widdows,member of APL, one why is it thatof the world’s most you don’tprestigious shipping believe in lines. I believe our having armed ships be secure guards on without armed your ships? guards on board.
Well Nate, there have been experiences in the past where you have Well, I think thatarmed “guards” or people there is someone from an unknown port that would like to carrying weapons on respectfully counter board a vessel and once that idea sir. the they were neededthey didn’t do their jobs.
Sir, I would first like to say that I agree with you that Mr. Widdows doesn’t arming civilians is a horrid that sound nice? I haveidea. However companies like met and worked along the one I work for only hire side some of them. men with an extensive They are quiet military background that professionals. Humble, entailed private security smart, and capable todetails and prolonged service handle any task whether in hot spots all around the its big or small. world. All of this makes us the most professional men you will find available to secure your ships.
Sounds good but I still don’t like weapons on Sir, since 2005 piracyboard my ships. Sounds along the Horn of Africa like more harm than has raised more than 5 good all when the fold. And once they take chances of getting a ship they are violent, boarded by pirates is and relentless and are so low. known for killing hostages. On top of all this, the ransom alone can be upwards to 20 million dollars.
Sir. Do you realize that if you don’t pay that you will be out of theWell, no. that is too much business? Who in theirmoney and I would never right mind would want to pay that amount. work for a company where their CEO has them sail through hostile waters and if they do get caught doesn’t even pay the ransom?
No sir it certainly isnt. Its even proven that we That’s a fairly good don’t even have to point. It doesn’t engage the pirates mostseem like its worth it the time. And when we to even take the do its only a few warning risks. shots and they flea. A much safer and economically viable option for a company like yours.
Well, it seems like theretruly is a reason why all US Sir I’m glad you finallyflagged ships are required see it our way, and that to have armed personnel your ships and crew will on board. I know APL will now be safe with be doing the research to professionals that have get PMC teams on our the wherewithal to keep ships immediately so we your ships and crews can keep our crew and safe. cargo safe!
(n.d.). In AS Solution. Retrieved November 28, 2011, from http://www.assolution.com/index.php?id=54 Ron Widdows, lecture communication, September 15, 2011