Pirates back to plague shipping

Resurgence due to factors including drought, famine and influence of ISIS

Somali pirates back to plague shipping

NAIROBI • Are the pirates back? After years of quiet seas, undisturbed voyages and no major attacks, Somali pirates have waylaid four ships in the past month, raising fears that the menace has returned to the Indian Ocean.

A Pakistani-owned cargo vessel carrying food was hijacked off the coast of central Somalia, Somali officials said on Tuesday, just days after an Indian cargo ship was commandeered and dragged to an infamous pirate den.

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Source: straitstimes.com

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