why are modern cargo ships so vulnerable to piracy?

why are modern cargo ships so vulnerable to piracy? you'd think by now everyone would have a small army of mercs and deck armor instead of water cannons and barbed wire. what prevents those companies from spending more in defending their assets?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Deck armour
    It's not ww2
    These are pirates moron.
    >Mercs
    They already do this, I have a friend who does this for a living, the pay is very good but you live a life like other merchant mariners, i.e. nomadic for the most part. They also have a lot of restrictions put on them, and have to actually be shot at before being able to return fire amongst just one of the many dumb hoops they run though. They also have half of them have to stay on the ship when in dock due to legal issues. It's a fricking mess and all because mutts decided to bow before israelites and force decolonisation

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I meant to say deck weaponry

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >mutts decided to bow before israelites and force decolonisation
      And who exactly is going to pay to upkeep the Empire hmm?
      Also do you really believe piracy didn't exist before decolonisation dullard?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >israelites
      >decolonisation
      Pills, Alice. Now.

      https://i.imgur.com/wUS2AVo.png

      why are modern cargo ships so vulnerable to piracy? you'd think by now everyone would have a small army of mercs and deck armor instead of water cannons and barbed wire. what prevents those companies from spending more in defending their assets?

      >why
      It's actually a very minor annoyance to global shipping, nowhere nearly serious enough to warrant any significant changes. Kind of like how a few dozen shark attacks make headlines every year while 100,000 fishermen die at sea from not shark causes.
      Excepr for the spectacle it's a non issue

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what prevents those companies from spending more in defending their assets?
    The holy constitution mandated order to make profits.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      /thread
      Until piracy is costing the shipping companies more than mercanaries on every ship would the profit motive says do nothing.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    a few little "ballistic missiles" and "attack helicopters" won't stop global shipping firms from putting nothing but 13 untrained filipinos between pirates and the certain loss of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cargo

    nothing personnel

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >won't stop global shipping firms from putting nothing but 13 untrained filipinos between pirates and the certain loss of hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cargo

      I mean, Maersk is refusing to pay those 13 philipinos their risk bonus for sailing in a dangerous area...
      So paying extra protection or onboard mercs...

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        sal mercogliano is gonna get himself polonium'd at this rate. i have to catch up on his vids about this frickery

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Do pirates really loot the ships nowadays? I thought the money was in holding the crew and ship hostage, I can’t imagine that they go through the trouble of unloading and opening hundreds of shipping containers full of car parts and lawn decorations to find the one container that has something that they can resell.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's hard to say what would be typical today, because there's practically no sustained piracy of note anywhere in the world. last i looked into it, the bonafide piracy is mostly happening in asia and west africa, and it mostly involves tankers/bulkers/everything but cargo ships.

        the situation with the houthis is more a matter of privateering than piracy proper. since they're acting at the behest of a state, they're probably just clocking time on their pirate-for-hire gig and calling it a day. the houthis or iranians might have some longterm sense of what they'll do with captured vessels and their equipment, but i'm not even sure if the houthis have the portside facilities to handle a large cargo ship (since they don't have control of aden)

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They steal their phones, watches and money they could have, usually ships have safes to put your valuables in it. They don't have neither the equipment nor the know how to steal from the containers in the first place

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Every country has a frickton of really old laws regarding armed ships in their territorial waters and even more regarding armed ships in port.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      "military-style" superyachts have become a trend recently. some of them are just painted in schemes reminiscent of warships, some are designed from the jump to have more warship-like qualities.

      as of now, their biggest inconvenience seems to be occasionally getting held up when they're trying to head into port and the locals think they're dealing with an unidentified / unscheduled warship.

      but one of these days.. one of them larperators is gonna get killt in the fishy streets.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >a small army of mercs
    Very expensive, lots of liability. The whole point of overseas shipping is it's incredibly cost effective; those penny pinching fricks aren't trying to lose a single dollar of their massive profit margins

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fricking arm the ship crew and the problem will be gone in 1 year, give the crews semi auto 308s and mount an m2 browning on each side of the ship and thats it

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ginny sack
    this transgender stuff is getting out of hand

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Seems like a cozy /k/ job
    >chill onnaship with some funs and gear
    >watch movies, shitpost, work out to pass the time
    >get called by the captain to keep an eye on a shitrig trawler on the horizon from time to time
    >get to point guns at skinnies if you are lucky

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why pay for mercs when you have the US navy to keep you safe? Corpos just pressure the govs to defend them for free and they can't do nothing but shut up and obey.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is like calling the police when someone is kicking down your front door

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nah, it's more like being a landlord and not having doors on your rentals to save money and then telling the cops they have to keep your rentals secure.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          rentoids btfo again

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >piracy
    How about just giving the death penalty to pirates like in the good old fashioned 17th century

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      theres a guy you should meet

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what prevents those companies from spending more in defending their assets?
    >companies spending more

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Private security companies are expensive and sailors are generally paid rather poorly

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