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April 27, 2009
(posted Apr. 24)

Petraeus tells shipping companies to 'get more serious' about piracy

By Charley Keyes

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Gen. David Petraeus, chief of U.S. Central Command, said Friday the maritime shipping industry must do more on its own to stop pirates.
In a Capitol Hill appearance before a congressional subcommittee, Petraeus said companies must consider investing in a variety of options to defend their ships from well-armed attackers, from simply increasing ships' speeds, to removing ladders, to hiring armed guards ......
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