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Not much room for humanity!!!!!!Uhhh, and the difference between encountering such a ship, and pretty much any other large vessel at sea would be...???
I think it's always safest to presume that no one is awake or in command of any vessel met up with offshore... Hell, I'd much sooner deal with such a ship left unattended on autopilot, for example, than most any commercial scallop boat 80 miles off the coast of New Jersey...
This "New Tactic" sounds typical of the sort of thing that excites Matt Drudge, but it's gonna wind up pretty far down my list of worries when I'm out sailing... Probably in the general vicinity of my concerns about, say, being struck by a meteorite while underway...
Ever heard of EU and common borders - Frontex)
What I'd like to know, however, is what the hell was the ICELANDIC Coast Guard doing down off the coast of Italy?
Or better fact check ? The Icelandic Coast Guard rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | Icelandmag
Well, what do you know, I actually learned something new today... )Ever heard of EU and common borders - Frontex
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The Icelandic Coast Guard rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea | Icelandmag
These ships would not have been found seaworthy in any European country.Why though is abandoning a (presumably) seaworthy cargo ship such a brilliant tactic? Sounds expensive and these traffickers are all about money, si? And what is the crew abandoning onto?
And do they put up the NUC day shapes and "red over red, captain is dead" lights? If so we can guess its a real ship officer and not just some yahoo? ;-)