Pirates be warned!

Last updated 17 Jun 14 @ 14:56 |
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As cargo ships traversing Africa’s west coast face an increasingly deadly threat from pirates, Philippe Minchin explores the countermeasures available to crews and warns that no one solution is 100 per cent effective


The threat of piracy has dogged maritime commerce for centuries, reaching new destructive heights in recent years off the coast of East Africa. Piracy’s most adept practitioners of the modern age have been Somali Pirates. Their actions have blighted the lives of shipping crews primarily transiting through the Gulf of Aden, costing the world economy tens of billions of dollars each year in the . . .

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