Vigilance: the piracy antidote
Complacency is always a cause for concern.
Somali piracy uptick a result of lowered vigilance
Pirate networks responsible for the original Somali piracy crisis have sustained themselves through small-scale attacks and involvement in an array of maritime crimes, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy’s annual State of Maritime Piracy report.
The recent spate of attacks off the Horn of Africa may point to an elevated risk for a return of piracy, as declining vigilance by the shipping community and reductions in naval patrols have permitted pirate networks to revive their activities.
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