Dangerous Trends in Piracy

Sharma, Rajeev
March 2011
Diplomatic Courier;Spring2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p50
The article focuses on the trends in sea piracy in the contemporary world. It states that the average ransom paid to pirates from Somalia has increased from around 500 thousand U.S. dollars in 2007 to $150 million in 2008. It mentions that pirates are using mother ships to launch attacks at very far distances from coastlines. Furthermore, the trend that energy vessels are increasingly being singled out as specific targets of the pirates is discussed.


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