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Should Maritime Crews Be Armed?

With respect to modern piracy, should crews of civilian maritime vessels be armed?

Should the ship have other defenses besides this?

What do you think?

Yes, they should, because...

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No, they shouldn't, because...

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Yes, they should, because and armed crew is a pirate free crew ;)

Side: Yes, they should, because...
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I think it would be a good idea to have armed security if they're going to be where there are pirates. I'm not 100% sure you want an entire crew armed though.

Side: Yes, they should, because...
3 points

I'm somewhat shocked they aren't already. There aren't really any police in international waters, much less the waters off Somalia.

I have trouble feeling sympathy for crews attacked by Somali pirates. The pirates have been around for a decade at least and are widely reported. Anyone sailing in pirate-infested waters without protection deserves a Darwin award.

Side: Yes, they should, because...
Tugman(749) Disputed
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Many nations do not allowed armed vessels into to their ports so it is either be safe or make money and the shipping companies chose the latter.

"Anyone sailing in pirate-infested waters without protection deserves a Darwin award."

They do not have weapons because some countries profit from piracy and will take over a ship with weapons on it.

Side: No, they shouldn't, because...
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