The IMO has outlined four “nightmare scenarios” unless tougher action was taken against Somali pirates.
The four doom laden IMO prophesies are that:
- Crews could refuse to cross the Indian Ocean,
- Crude oil shipments could be diverted,
- There could be a huge oil spill or
- A large cruise ship could be seized.
Mr Mitropoulos also voiced concern that pirates are now no longer weather dependent, and can strike all year round.