New PDF release: All the world's battleships: 1906 to the present

By Ian Sturton, Przemyslaw Budzbon

ISBN-10: 0851776914

ISBN-13: 9780851776910

The entire World's Battleships presents the technical information, supplies the layout historical past and descriptions the careers of the world's battleships and battlecruisers. the data has been revised and extended from Conway's well known 'Fighting Ships' sequence. equipped via state, variety, and sophistication, every one battleship is defined intimately and each web page is illustrated with plans and historical pictures, many proven throughout double pages in order that the interesting information will be liked. The send histories contain references to special technical and political advancements within the quite a few navies of the realm.

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Civil liability rules and jurisdiction would apply in the wake of a maritime terrorist event and ties some of the key issues in liability to the facts of a particular attack. Chapters Five, Six, and Seven use the components of the previous analyses to assess the respective terrorist risk to container vessels, cruise liners, and ferries. Finally, Chapter Eight offers a discussion of some of the main implications gleaned from the analyses of threat, consequences, and liability. Chapter Eight concludes with a list of key observations and recom- 8 Maritime Terrorism: Risk and Liability mendations to policymakers, intended to facilitate understanding and management—partly through the mechanisms of private-sector civil liability—of the risks posed by terrorist attacks on passenger and container shipping.

Richardson, 2004, p. 7) Attacking petroleum tankers and offshore energy facilities has been similarly highlighted in terms of generating significant economic externalities. The suicide attack against the M/V Limburg in October 2002 is frequently emphasized as representing a pertinent case in point. 13 The disruptive economic dimension of maritime terrorism has been singled out as having specific pertinence to al Qaeda precisely because Osama bin Laden has emphasized that attacking key pillars of the Western commercial and trading system is integral to his selfdefined war on the United States and its major allies.

15 Comment made during the Senior Counter-Terrorism Course (SCTC), Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Honolulu, September 1, 2005. 18 Maritime Terrorism: Risk and Liability With regard to creating potential environmental disasters, government officials and environmental groups contend there is good reason to speculate that a decisive terrorist strike could result in extensive ecological damage and, quite possibly, instability. These commentators argue that because heavy crude oil will not disperse or easily emulsify when treated with detergents, a major spill from a stricken petroleum tanker is liable to devastate the marine environment in the immediate vicinity of the release and, if left to drift, could conceivably degrade elongated stretches of fertile coastline (Richardson, 2004, p.

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