Grappling Hooks or Grapnels are used to facilitate illegal boarding's all over the world, easily manufactured and attached to poles or lines they can be used from even the smallest skiff and also dampened with cloth to make them quiet in anchorages at night.
We do not have any more background on this video, however it is useful to show how hooks can be used quickly and simply to board a Merchant Vessel this one underway.
It also demonstrates the importance of BMP 4 measures which can be adapted to all areas of the world, including situational awareness, a good alert system, training and preparation and use of a citadel.
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