Where are all the Somali pirates?

Navies, PMSCs and increase in prosecutions are suppressing piracy off Somalia.

Where are all the Somali pirates?

By BRIAN RIES

In a year that’s seen the rise of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, coupled with a crippling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, an international coalition of countries has made quiet progress eliminating a threat that once terrorized mariners along one of the world’s busiest shipping corridors and costing the global economy an estimated $7 billion dollars a year — Somali pirates.

“Thanks in part to the work of the Contact Group,” a coalition of 80 countries, international organizations and companies that was established in January 2009, “pirates have not successfully attacked a commercial vessel in this region in over two years,” a State Department spokesperson announced this week.

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Source: mashable.com

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