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Maritime TV's Latest Webcast in 'Piracy Mitigation Strategies' Series Attracting International Attention By Globenewswire

Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Maritime TV, (www.MaritimeTV.com),
a subsidiary Internet TV Channel on the TV Worldwide
Network
(www.TVWorldwide.com)
announced that the latest webcast in its Series
'Piracy Mitigation Strategies' Series
 is
attracting significant international traffic  in response to
panelist commentary.



The webcast, now available for on demand viewing on Maritime TV,
was the second in the series and was produced January 8, 2013 at
the National Press Club in Washington D.C., in cooperation with the
Piracy Daily Bulletin. The event was sponsored by AdvanFort, a
recognized leader in global maritime security solutions. The
keynote address was delivered by Rear Admiral Terry
McKnight, USN (Ret.)
, author of Pirate Alley:
Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia
. Other expert panelists
included:



--  Charles N. Dragonette, a recently-retired
senior analyst on piracy at the U.S. Office of Naval
Intelligence.

--  Dr. John A. C. Cartner, a designated
Proctor in Admiralty by the Maritime Law Association of the United
States; a member of other state maritime law associations, a member
of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the Law SOciety fo
England and Wales and  and the principal author of The
International Law of the Shipmaster
and Defending against
Pirates: The International Law of Armed Guards, Small Arms and
Privateers.

--  William H. (Will) Watson, vice
president of government affairs and governor with the Maritime
Security Council, where he represents the Maritime Industry on the
National Council of ISACs (Information Sharing & Analysis
Centers), and the president of AdvanFort.

"About 70% of the populations of pirates that we captured are
what we call catch and release," said Rear Admiral Terry
McKnight, USN (Ret.)
, author of Pirate Alley:
Commanding Task Force 151 off Somalia
. "We basically caught
them, we thought we had enough evidence, but higher-up authorities
said, 'A), you don't have enough evidence.' which was telling me we
didn't want to go through the process of trying to prosecute these
people."



McKnight added, "The people who have paid for the
armed security teams have not been hijacked."



"We cannot afford to have the contagion of the violation of the
rule of law spread with piracy and I fully agree with Admiral
Knight that we've got to have Navies doing this, Navies who can
afford to do this," stated Dr. John A.C. Cartner.
"But I also think that those must be supplemented very strongly
with private armed guards, because this is where the suppression
occurs, the tactical suppression, right there, right then at the
spot."



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