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Dolls on deck is one of Teekay's measures to keep pirates away

Dolls placed on deck form part of Teekay Tankers' measures to prevent pirate attacks when passing through West African waters, manager Mads Bjornebye said during Maritime Week Africa.

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Teekay Tankers has opted to employ surprising measures on board its vessels to ensure that pirates leave its crew, cargo and vessels in peace when traveling in areas in Western Africa. Quite simply, they have placed dolls on deck.

Mads Bjornebye, Manager of Bunker Services at Teekay Tankers explained during Maritime Week Africa this week that the dolls - or dummy crew members, as he calls them - form part of Teekay's vessel hardening measures.

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