Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Anarchy at Sea

"The sea is a domain increasingly beyond government control,vast and wild where laws of nations mean little and secretive shipowners do as they please and where the resilient pathogens of piracy and terrorism flourish." - William Langewiesche

William Langewiesche is a former professional airplane pilot, author for Vanity Fair and formerly a correspondent for Atlantic Magazine. Mr Langewiesche is also author of the book The Outlaw Sea A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime. published in 2004

Mr Langewiesche has published Anarchy at Sea, all five stories are available on line , here, - don't go unless you have some time to read.

Anarchy at sea includes:

I. A SEA STORY - he tells the story of the Kristal, a molasses tanker which sank off Finistare the winter of 2001,

II. ILLUSION OF CONTROL - Shipping and terrorism

III. THE NEW PIRACY - The story of the taking of the Alondra Rainbow by pirates in 1999

IV. A 95,000-MILE PROBLEM - The U.S. Coast Guard and Homeland Security

V. LAW OF THE SEA - The retaking of the Alondra and the trial of the pirates in India

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