Policing the pirates

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Naval policing of maritime corridor deters pirate attacks

Ramola Talwar Badam

A secure corridor patrolled last year by naval warships in the Gulf of Aden and Bab Al Mandeb has been effective in curbing attacks on shipping.

Surveillance along the route, called the Maritime Security Transit Corridor, was meant to prevent attacks from small, high-speed boats filled with explosives – spillovers from the Yemen conflict and piracy raids off the coast of Somalia.

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Source: thenational.ae

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