Yacht Security Blog

Pirates and Bilge Pumps

Posted by Don Weiss on October 27, 2017 at 1:25 AM

What a combination!

Actually - it is two separate articles I came across today.

1- Piracy - http://www.bwsailing.com/bw/blue-water-sailing/pirate-attack/.  An article about a sailing vessel's encounter with suspected pirates/thieves in SE Asia.

Comments: Arm chair quarterbacking the article, there seems a bit to think about. How far is the sailing vessel willing to go to in defense? Are they worried about escalation of violence? Flares are nice, and effective in some situations, but against multiple armed 'pirates' with a bit of experience in handling violent situations? I am thankful all worked out well for them.

2- Bilge pumps - http://www.boatus.com/magazine/2017/october/how-to-replace-a-bilge-pump.asp. A nice, common sense article on a device too often considered 'out of sight, out of mind', but of vital importance to keeping you and your vessel safe.

Taking care of yourself (fitness, healthy diet, etc.) and your vessel (maintenance) are first steps in the protection of these assets. Security isn't just guns and explosions (although those are cool things 8) :D.

Comments? Feel free to message me on Twitter - @yachtsecurity.

Having image insertion issues again - sigh....

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