|James M. Canning Sr. FTS Company President|
Amongst other extraordinary remarks he suggests that the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) set up Courts to bring pirates to Trial. Apparently he is unaware that there are in place both National and International Maritime Courts to do just that. Continuing on this theme he suggests that there could be "security vessels" flying their own company logo flag (known in the maritime world as a House flag) and the IMO flag. In the light of 60 years as a seafarer NAUTICAL LOG is not aware that the IMO registers vessels or can legally do so - as to this IMO Flag State we are bewildered!! Perhaps Mr. Canning would be kind enough to explain this to us.
|The UN-IMO flag|
The rest of the points raised in his article you will have to read for yourselves. Mr. Canning seems to be a fellow resident of the Sunshine State of Florida as his security company license and firearms training are under the laws of the State of Florida.
This is perhaps a prime example of amateurs developing businesses when National Governments and International Maritime Authorities shirk their legal duties to their Citizens.
And yes the pirates still hold 400 of our fellow seafarers captive both ashore and off the coast of Somalia.