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Re: Nigerian Piracy now too
This is an Edison Chouest ship, a company with many Navy contacts and contracts for sophisticated ‘research’ stuff. I am sure the Captain, Chief, and ship will get quick attention from the right people—any company would, but especially Chouest..
Plus, I’m thinking the Prez is looking for *some* executive decision to turn out right for a change lately (just as did the Captain Phillips episode on the MAERSK ALABAMA when he acted boldly), and this might just be it. So im thinking it will get the highest attention.
Also the Nigerians may be less whacked-out than the Somali pirates in decision-making.
This is also a "Louisiana ship", so it gets much press down here. Sen. Mary Landrieu will also be very tuned in to this, Vitter too.
Best wishes and prayers for these two men, and the remaining crew.
Last edited by nolatom; 10-25-2013 at 11:04 AM.