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Idarat Maritime - media interviews


Represenatives of Idarat Ltd. have frequently been interviewed by television, radio and the press on the question of piracy and the protection of merchant shipping.

There have been interviews on the BBC World Service (radio and television), and CBS. Idarat has also contributed to a forthcoming television documentary on Somali piracy.

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Idarat Maritime also keeps the press and other interested organizations informed via its blog and via Twitter.

On the 21st April 2009 The Independent (London) quoted two of Idarat Maritime's directers.

The BBC Website also cited Christopher Ledger on the 23 May 2009 - "Chasing the Somali piracy money trail".

Journalists should contact Christopher Ledger:cjwledger@idaratmaritime.com

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in the news: Somalia

The Somali pirates sped toward the vessel sailing near the Seychelles, they were horrified to see two boats and a helicopter set off from their target and launch their own counter-attack.

They had failed to spot, in the dazzling sun, that the 'merchant ship' they thought they were intercepting was, in fact, a French naval ship bristling with cannons, radar technology and armed commandos.

When the three pirate boats were spotted heading toward them the frigate Nivose, headed into the sun to camouflage its true identity before turning to confront its attackers.

The BBC, 4 May 2009

Ship owners require resilience, not merely security

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Maritime Systemic Resilience

Idarat believes that the solution to the problem of maritime security is NOT a military one, nor do we focus on confrontation.

In our opinion a SYSTEMIC response means that we look at ALL aspects of security in order to ensure the RESILIENCE of the vessels or rigs being protected.

This involves:

  • intelligence,
  • audit and preparation of the vessel,
  • training of the crew,
  • assistance to the Master and ship's officers,
  • reconnaissance,
  • enhanced watch-keeping,
  • avoidance,
  • warning,
  • deterrence and (only when all else has been tried)
  • the physical prevention of boarding by using non-lethal equipment operated by trained maritime security operatives.