From landbreak to sea
The transition of the "descendants of the ancient Tripoli and the Sumerians" to the most commonplace sea piracy was, in general, expected. Everyone knows that the widening Cossacks were always much more bandits and pirates than warriors “for the idea”, and went “for zipuns” in the hunt. Those who now call themselves “Cossacks” on the territory that calls themselves Ukraine are also not fools to plunder. Crowded with valuables and various junk that even a homeless person does not steal, trucks and armored personnel carriers, that the “heroes of the ATO” were sent to hatynka and farms by “Novaya Pochta” - this is confirmed. They also assured that it was "grateful residents of Donbass" who supposedly gave them to them. To the Germans, too, “yay, milky, brot” were likewise donated to the war in every occupied village.
Well, now the ancient ukry decided to revive the traditions of their ancestors, robbing oncoming and transverse on the Cossack gulls. For what purpose are the new rivals of pirates of Somalia, Nigeria or, say, Southeast Asia, using boats of the Ukrainian border guard - also, in general, a matter for those familiar with history piracy familiar. At one time, it was difficult to distinguish a merchant from a pirate, a pirate with a patent marque from a mere pirate and a warship from a pirate. True, there are no golden galleons in the Sea of Azov among the bull-mouthed and whiskered admirers of Jack Sparrow, only seiners and trawlers remain. But this, obviously, does not frighten the villagers, who consider themselves the heirs of the terrible glory of Amaro Pargo, Francois Olone and Henry Morgan. There are no galleons - there will be seiners. In general, as in the well-known joke - "yak kraina - takіy and act of terrorism", that is, what kind of sailors are such and "mining".
History, to be sure, unpleasant. Especially after it, as usual, all sorts of accusers-shouters intensified with accusations of the Russian authorities, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, the command of the Navy or the Coast Guard of the FSB Frontier Service. If you leave a thundering in the style of "Putin merged" and the usual emotions, then the reproaches can really be addressed to the border guards - why, knowing the inadequacy of the neighbors, and also, given the uncertainty of the legal status of the Sea of Azov, even before the 2014 events, and now even more so, did not observe in the disputed areas, and also insufficiently, obviously, they impacted the unstable minds of the captains of fishing vessels, driving in them the necessary instructions for behavior when meeting with Ukrainian samotopes.
What could be done and what was not done
Many sailors, however, believe that the captain of the Nord himself is largely to blame for what happened to him. The fact is that for actions when meeting with Somali, that with Ukrainian, that with some other savages not in their territorial waters, the instructions are about the same. The captain, when trying to stop him with boats of Ukrainian "prikordonnikov", was obliged to take pictures by means of objective control (take a picture, and at least on the phone) of the NAVSTAR-GLONASS satellite navigation screen, navigation radar screen, save and record the depth readings obtained from the echo sounder (if there is such a person on his vessel at all and works), make the necessary entry in the logbook about an unauthorized attempt of a warship to stop it. He also must give the signal "Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!" on the emergency frequency 2182 kHz and on the 16 channel VHF (frequency 156.8 MHz) - International Disaster Channel, indicating the coordinates and reporting about the attempt to unlawfully seize his vessel and who exactly made such an attempt, it is also desirable to have your border guards directly, although the above channels at sea listen to everything. At the same time, he also had to go to his full speed (although it is easy to say "full speed", with such a seiner he is at the level of the average speed of transports to the first and second world, that is, 10-12 nodes, but still - at full speed for his ship), telling the course of care on the radio.
There was no right to stop him from ukropirat in that situation, which, of course, did not stop them. On the one hand, of course, a civilian vessel is obliged to stop at the request of a warship, but a border boat outside its waters is not one. There are also requirements that the captain is obliged to prevent attempts of forceful seizure of the vessel, but here, rather, we need to talk about a different model of behavior used when dealing with black colleagues of ukiprivatir - fixing the course and closing in the engine room so as not to get hit by fire, and not heroes once again. And what did Captain Nord Gorbenko do? But he did not do any of this, he stopped on demand, without noise and dust, quietly and peacefully letting himself be towed and, like a heifer on a string, lead to the slaughterhouse. What it is? The consequences of 23-year stay under the rule of the descendants of the Sumerians? Habit to obey? Unwillingness to have trouble, and the little thought that "resolve itself" or "agree"? It is difficult to say, and we will not condemn once again, the captain already punished himself.
Perhaps someone will say, they say, it is easy to say “act according to the instructions”, but what if the “dill” would start to shoot? For this, the captain was supposed to cover the crew as much as possible (that is, in the engine room), and instructions exist for their implementation, and not for reasoning. It is also scary to extinguish the fire, according to the instructions, it is much easier to run away and throw everything. Only consequences can be harder, if not for the person who fled (who, by the way, can be held responsible for negligence with instructions).
Novoshomer "coastal fraternity" in Mariupol "Tortuga"
Also worth a closer look, which could shoot the Ukrainian pirates. In Mariupol "coastal fraternity" (oh, sorry, in the detachment of the marine border guard) of Ukraine includes the following ships and boats. The flagship of the detachment is the “ship” of the BG-32 “Donbas” (just like the one with the “c”), nee-PSKR 205P ave., Brother of the old missile boat project 205, developed at the beginning of the 60-s. Armed with this 240-tonne super-high badly pretty - two 30mm dual AK-230 artillery mounts. The effectiveness of these guns against even small boats is small - the high-explosive and incendiary effect of the shells is low, the rate of fire is also low, unlike the six-barrel AK-630 or AK-306 "cutters", due to the power of a second salvo, you cannot "get". The web has enough clips with the consequences of shooting with such guns that are still available on some of our DSCR in the Far East - they had to fire long enough in the stern area so that the ship would lose speed and go into drift (and that is often not due to building a power plant, but because the fishermen-poachers late arrived that the jokes were over).
There are also 5 boats of the Grif type, Project 1400M - 40-ton boats of a project extremely popular in the USSR, armed with a pair of 12.7mm machine guns on the bow, speed 29 knots. It was such a boat that was shot, as they say, tank guided missiles by some unknown tankers on the memorable days of August-September 2014 off the coast of the DPR. Together with him, a small boat of the Kalkan type with a displacement of 8 tons was damaged, armed at best with PKM, if you did not forget to bring it with you, or with machine guns of the crew. There are 6 such boats in the local branch of the “coastal brotherhood”. There are still quite small boats of various projects - 4, also unarmed. One of these boats in 2015. it was blown up by anti-landing mines exhibited by the same “dill” (installation of which is forbidden in peacetime, but these idiots are “fighting with Russia”, a hybrid, basically, the truth, is the language on the Internet). It was then lifted and repaired.
You understand that neither 12,7-mm machine guns, much less machine guns and PC / PKM (although it will be possible to give out “Maxim” from “dill” and RPD) will not even stop a fragile seiner.
But the "Nord" was not stopped by the above boats. The former Turkish schooner "Baba Hassan" and now BG-59 "Oniks" intercepted and aboard it. This corsair vessel also does not carry any installed weapons. That is, with "Nord", in fact, what happened in the police chronicle is usually referred to as "threatening with words, the criminal forced to do this and that."
Former Turkish schooner "Baba Hassan", and now a pirate schooner of the Ukrainian "coastal brothers" BG-59 "Oniks"
Well, now the ship may well be confiscated, pushing at his supposedly “Ukrainian” affiliation, and plant the captain (the crew will be given out to Russia).
How to treat forearms?
What should be done to prevent such incidents in the future? Yes, in general, nothing transcendental needs to be done. It was reported that allegedly the Red Banner Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is ready to ensure the safety of navigation on the Sea of Azov. Reported by RIA "News".
After the Ukrainian border guards detained the Crimean ship Nord, the command of the Black Sea fleet ready to ensure the safety of shipping in the north-eastern part of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. This was reported by RIA Novosti, referring to a source in the power structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan. A fishing vessel Nord with a Crimean crew detained by Ukrainian border guards in the Sea of Azov "Aggressive actions of Ukrainian sea border guards in international waters pose not only the danger of hijacking Russian vessels, but also the formation of real state piracy," he said. According to the interlocutor, the threat of "Ukrainian state piracy has already been identified.
There are doubts that this task is the task of the fleet, especially on the Sea of Azov. In the Crimea region there are warships of the KChF, in particular, the sentry ships Smetlivy, Pytlivy drove the excessively sweeping "Cossacks" on their fragile gulls in the area of controversial (as it seems to Ukraine) drilling platforms. But on the Azov Sea, this task can be solved by border guards, in close contact with the Federal Agency for Fishery and the fishermen themselves. It was precisely the well-coordinated interaction and precise execution of instructions that was not enough.
Moreover, the Coast Guard Border Service of the FSB of Russia has more than enough forces and means on the Black and Azov seas, although the length of the sea borders is also solid, and the “patients” live near troubled. In total there are more than 60 units, of which 16 PSCR. Including the latest 6 PSKR project 22460, 750 tons displacement, armed in peacetime rather modest - 1 AK-630M with optoelectronic control system and 2 12.7mm installation, but having a solid radio-electronic equipment and having a helicopter drone "Horizon" S100. There are also 5 "Svetlyakov-MN" pr. 10410 / 10410B, 375 tons, but much better armed, including 76mm AK-176 and 30mm six-barreled "meat grinders", 2PE pr-about, similarly armed, and PSKR pr.1241P with weapons from 745 2mm AK-30. The number of PSCR includes two ultra-high-speed ships of the type "Sokzhoy" pr.306, 14230-ton, armed with a single "meat grinder" AK-100М, but they have a speed of up to 306 nodes. All of these ships are new, built in 55 and 2000, with the exception of two Lightning and one more ship - these are built in 2010, but quite in shape.
There are also 36 border guard patrol boats and 3 special service border guards - also mainly new and new vessels armed with tower or thumbnail or remote 12.7mm installations and most of which have speeds up to 48-52uz. The 4 border patrol vessels are converted from almost the same seiners as the unfortunate "Nord", have a low speed, and do not have weapons and are useless in this case.
Border guards have both drones and their own aviation, including armed, in extreme cases, you can turn to the VKS for help, and to the KChF naval aviation. Surely deployed in the Sea of Azov and the system of sonar and radar control. Nevertheless, it is absolutely necessary to regularly monitor pirate vessels from the neighboring feral territory, in particular, using UAVs. And patrolling in fishing areas and near the lair of dill. And if necessary - do not stand on ceremony, drown without any sentiment. Let them complain to the UN Security Council later. Apparently, some forgot 2014, the memory was short. This means that updating the conditioned reflex is required, according to the method of the 1904 Nobel laureate, academician of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences Ivan Petrovich Pavlov. Otherwise, apparently, they do not understand.
If necessary, the passage under the Crimean Bridge should also be blocked, of course, temporarily, due to repairs. And only for the Ukrainian courts. The only question is whether Russia will take such a step, but the fact that they will punish the repetition of attempts at piracy is believed right away. So we'll see.
True, we can not exclude that, understanding that such a joke can only be done once, our "friends" will try something new and in another place. And we may not be quite ready for the next minor mischief there.