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Last year eight crew members died at the hands of Somali pirates, who are becoming increasingly heavily armed.
Somali pirates are currently holding 31 vessels and 713 crew members of various nationalities after hijacking another four ships so far just this year, said the IMB.
Somalia has not had a functioning government since a dictatorship collapsed in 1991, and an international flotilla of warships patrolling the waters has struggled to prevent hijackings.
The lawless country's position on the Horn of Africa means pirates can use its long coastline to capture ships.
The naval patrols have foiled many attacks, but pirates are moving farther offshore to boost their success in hijackings, explains Mr Mukundan.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1BNw2RuoE
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What, no oil in Somalia then? So Team America won't be stepping in then I am aware maritime law is very complex but can't help wondering wether armed teams onboard some of the ships concerned are on the way?
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They're not pirates .They hav n't got wooden legs !
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its already a job opportunity Self Tapper. One of the ex squaddies from my old place went for it but changed to CP in USofA for better pay and a longer life expectancy!!!
Always remember; the law and justice; never the twain shall meet. They are seperate and have nothing in common with each other. Bit like being married!!