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Response to permatex (Reply #31)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:55 AM

32. there is a very interesting

(albeit a little dated having been printed almost a decade ago) book entitled "Dangerous Waters: Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas". The author posits one of the biggest threats out there is if pirates were to hit a VLCC in some of the congested chipping choke points and leave ship to it's own devices after killing, kidnapping or incapacitating the crew.

Imagine losing a cargo of 2.1 million barrels of oil in an area as confined as the Malacca Straits.

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