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How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

How to solve the piracy scourge? Lethal force seems to work best

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — There’s been a significant drop in ship seizures and hijackings by Somali pirates in the troubled waters off East Africa. Despite last year’s spike in piracy with 28 vessels captured in the first half of 2011, there were only three ships seized in the second half of the […]

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Somali pirates are winning in 'race' with international community

Somali pirates are winning in 'race' with international community

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Armed attacks on merchant vessels and piracy off the Somali coast increased by ten percent last year with some 445 attacks and 49 ship hijackings. And despite international defensive efforts taken by a score of navies off East Africa, “piracy is gradually becoming a organized industry,” costing shippers […]