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Capt James Staples on Combating Piracy

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Capt James Staples, a Master Mariner in the U.S. Merchant Marine with 30 years experience at sea and 17 years command experience, discusses efforts to combat piracy. He details efforts in training to ensure that crews are ready to deter piracy attempts as well as react to being overtaken on the high seas. He also talks about a need for better surveillance equipment such as closed circuit cameras and high tech alarm systems. He elaborates on how crew fatigue is a major issue that also needs to be addressed.

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