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BEATING THE PIRATES
What's the best way for a shipowner to avoid having a ship hijacked by pirates?

Reroute the ship even if it means a huge diversion
Stay within recommended safe limits and patrolled areas
Hire an on-board security team
Just hope for the best

December 30, 2008

Layoffs at Erie Shipbuilding

According to local media reports, Great Lakes shipyard Erie Shipbuilding is laying off employees.

The Erie Times-News says that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has contacted the Erie, Pa., yard and confirmed the layoffs, though a spokesman for the department could not give the number or say whether they were temporary or permanent.

WSEE-TV reported that up to 30 people are being laid off.


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