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The Day Each Year that I Get to be Joel Surnow…


The 2009 Patterson School Crisis Simulation has ended. Coverage of the simulation was provided by the UK School of Journalism, and can be found here (start with the very bottom post and work your way up). The story was this: A Panamanian flagged, Pakistani owned container ship named MV Straat Malakka was seized by pirates after an extended firefight. The RFS Pyotr Velikiy responded, and began to escort the merchant ship to port. Hijinks ensued.

We divided the Patterson class into the following teams:

United States:
Department of State

Islamic Republic of Iran:
Revolutionary Guard
Foreign Ministry

Somali State of Puntland

United Nations International Maritime Organization

Note that the exercise was intended solely for educational purposes (for both Patterson and School of Journalism students), and reflects no particular position on Iran, the United States, Russia, or pirates.

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