Piracy in the Indian Ocean

Perceived lack of risk among shipping community.

Analysis: Piracy in the Indian Ocean

by Neil Thompson

Following the hijacking of the Aris 13 in March, the first merchant vessel to be taken by pirates operating from Somalia since May 2012, at least half a dozen further instances of attacks have been reported in its coastal waters.

The question remains as to what lies behind the sudden spike in attacks on shipping passing through the Gulf of Aden and if this portends a return to large scale Somali piracy and robbery at sea in the Indian Ocean.

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Source: shephardmedia.com

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