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Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: MikeK on June 11, 2010, 08:21:38 am

Title: Piracy Petition
Post by: MikeK on June 11, 2010, 08:21:38 am
I have  just received this. Anyone interested are invited to join in



As a direct consequence of representations made by Nautilus International to the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) a global campaign has been launched calling upon governments to recognize their duty to regain control of the Indian Ocean and to bring those responsible for kidnapping and attacking merchant shipping to justice.

A coalition of organisations against piracy, with the support of Nautilus, has also launched an e-petition to governments which aims to deliver to the United Nations half a million signatures by World Maritime Day on 23 September.

The e-petition which is the centrepiece of a campaign pressing governments to commit enough resources towards ending the problem of piracy off the coast of Somalia. It calls on nations to find real solutions to the growing problem of piracy; to take immediate steps to secure the release and safe return of kidnapped seafarers; and to work together to secure a stable future for Somalia.

The issue of piracy has gone on for too long and action is needed to fight the ongoing threat that pirate attacks pose to the well being of seafarers, to shipping and the global economy. Pirate attacks continue to increase along the coast of Somalia and have recently spread further south towards Kenya and east towards the Seychelles, putting even more lives at risk and threatening world trade.

I am therefore requesting your support for this global campaign so that we can show governments how angry we are. This petition is a great way of demonstrating wider support for government action.

I invite you to sign the online petition. This can be done by visiting the following website:-

Please get your family, friends and work colleagues to also sign up. 

Thank you for your support.


Yours faithfully,


Mark Dickinson

General Secretary
Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: Jimmy James on June 11, 2010, 04:14:49 pm
I've Signed
Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: Netleyned on June 11, 2010, 05:10:28 pm
I'm in

Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: sparky on June 12, 2010, 01:14:43 am
I'm in too.
Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: pugwash on June 12, 2010, 02:28:18 am
me to
Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: MikeK on June 12, 2010, 07:20:14 am
Thanks all, every signature helps.

Title: Re: Piracy Petition
Post by: Peter on June 12, 2010, 08:51:07 pm
I have also signed.

Way past time when this should have been dealt with.