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Announcement of Shipping Changes


Michael McBride
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OOC: This is technically starting after the current war in the Americas is done. I'm simply sick and tired of waiting for Arkantos to get back, so I'm getting some other things moving.

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Secretary of Trade Lionel Barker and Secretary of Commerce Issac Carson step up to the podium at a press conference before the foreign press. Secretary of Intelligence Simon Cox is seen hanging back behind them, observing.

"Good morning," Secretary Barker said to the assembled domestic and foreign press. "We have a simple announcement to make here today. For the next two to three years, shipping routes around Xaristan will be disrupted and constantly changing. We will be sending out notices constantly and our coast guard will be out to help alleviate confusion and to escort ships. The Commerce and Trade departments will do everything that we can to make sure things keep running smoothly. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask them."

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This is the start of a mutli-stage sea defense system. Considering that Florida has next to nothing in the way of natural defenses, the goal is to stop the enemy before they land for the most part. This defense system will consist of a SOSUS system, an underwater sea wall, submerged torpedo tubes, a revival of Project Barbeque, though modified for greater effectiveness, "ghost fleets", and other land measures. So yeah, have at it.

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OOC: "Ghost fleets?" :huh:

OOC: Read the meteor thread for a really good description of them... basically, SONAR emitters in my territory's waters that will give enemy vessels the indication that multitudes of submarines are right on top of them. This can cause them to be distracted, fire off weapons at nothing, and clogging up their SONAR screens. They will also mask submerged torpedo batteries which can fire at enemy ships as well. Got the idea from a Star Wars book, they used holograms, but it's the same concept.

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OOC: Read the meteor thread for a really good description of them... basically, SONAR emitters in my territory's waters that will give enemy vessels the indication that multitudes of submarines are right on top of them. This can cause them to be distracted, fire off weapons at nothing, and clogging up their SONAR screens. They will also mask submerged torpedo batteries which can fire at enemy ships as well. Got the idea from a Star Wars book, they used holograms, but it's the same concept.

OOC: Problem is those same sonar emitters will clog up your side's sonar so it might prove to be more of a problem for your side to.

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OOC: Read the meteor thread for a really good description of them... basically, SONAR emitters in my territory's waters that will give enemy vessels the indication that multitudes of submarines are right on top of them. This can cause them to be distracted, fire off weapons at nothing, and clogging up their SONAR screens. They will also mask submerged torpedo batteries which can fire at enemy ships as well. Got the idea from a Star Wars book, they used holograms, but it's the same concept.

OOC: I wondered if you were refering to Zafef's idea when I saw that term in his post. Thanks. :)

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OOC: Problem is those same sonar emitters will clog up your side's sonar so it might prove to be more of a problem for your side to.

OOC: 1) I don't have a navy, problem solved.

2) When I get my navy again, obviously they will know what the SONAR signatures will look like, so I can customize my SONAR to filter them out if needed.

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OOC: Would the ghost fleet be something you can turn on and off? I ask because commercial shipping in that area will be a little scared if there were always subs below them.

OOC: Yeah, it would be a sudden thing. It would be off until needed, and it's secret, obviously, so no one would know about it.

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The United Republic inquires as to whether the strait between Tahoan Cuba and Xaristan will remain open for traffic.

The strait will remain open throughout the construction, however, portions will be closed or rerouted as needed. Relevant information can be found on the Department of Trade and Commerce's website.

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