Piracy in Gulf of Aden: Considering the Effects of Private Protection Teams

Toomse, Rene
July 2009
Baltic Security & Defence Review;2009, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p169
Academic Journal
The article focuses on piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the merits of using private protection teams as solution. It discusses the history of piracy, the pirates' goals, organizations, operational setup and modus operandi. With the alarming levels of piracy, existing international military intervention efforts are suggested to be reinforced by tactical countermeasures applied by well armed Private Protection Teams (PPTs) under regulated and controlled systems. Also noted is the goal to address the capability of pirates to attack unprotected ships.


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