The Looming Maritime Threat




Below is a fictionalized retelling of events that transpired during the maritime terrorist attack on merchant vessel M Star. The hum of the diesel engine, combined with the high frequency whine of the radar sets, continuous chatter on the VHF radio and DSC alarms going off every few minutes. So far just another normal watch in the Persian Gulf on a haze filled night. Its’ 00:30 in the morning and you have just relieved the watch, the ship is heading back to Japan with 270,000 tons of...
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