TITLE

The Persistent Piracy Threat (11/18/2009)

AUTHOR(S)
Poletti, Matthew
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Military Periscope Special Reports;11/18/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the hijacking threats posed by Somali pirates in the ocean, off the coast of Somalia and the efforts of the international community to curb them. It is reported that the military patrols have become ineffective as threats are continuously surging. In 2008, there were 38 percent incidents of piracy in Somalia alone, according to figures provided by the International Maritime Bureau. The European Union has launched a naval task force in December 2008 with a year-long mandate.
ACCESSION #
45470880

 

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