West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 2, 2006
Global Atlantic Technologies, Inc, is collaborating with MRVI LLC on the publication of a new Internet magazine: Global Piracy. The mission is to provide the world's best and most comprehensive information on marine piracy and terrorism. Port security topics range from pirate tactics through technological solutions.
Included is the web's most definitive article on Dubai Port World's (DPW) impending purchase of the Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O). The lengthy article covers the historical, political, economic, legal and commercial realities that underly the current issues being presented by politicians and the media. Background research includes the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, and the Bush Administration relationships which may have been a factor in review decisions. Port security practices in the US are examined in depth; Current economic activity and trends in the UAE are described; US motivation for the opposition to the Dubai Port World/P&O transaction is examined.
Also included is a detailed article on commercial piracy and countermeasures, including a Somalian case study based on the 2005 Seabourn Spirit incident.
The world-wide, quantitative number of reported piracy incidents dropped last year, but there are disturbing trends: record numbers of hostages are being taken; pirates' weapons are being upgraded to heavy machine guns and RPGs; Attacks are being moved offshore and mother ships are being employed; The economic impact of piracy has increased and the potential for world-wide economic chaos is very real. Trends indicate that the severity of attacks has become greater and that piracy is expanding its horizons. Bangladesh is of particular and increasing interest over the past several years and the possibility of Talibanization is raised, based on statistical fluctuations and distribution of pirate attacks.
Some of the articles will be serialized, and all will evolve as events warrant. The articles are extensively documented and linked, making them a productive source for professionals with an interest in marine and port security.
The publisher, Global Atlantic Technologies, Inc, is in the marine robotics business and located in West Palm Beach, FL USA.
The URL for Global Piracy eZine is http://www.globalpiracy.com
Contact: Robert J. Murphy
Phone: 561-795-2021 (24 hr ans machine)
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