Somalia: Beyond Naval Interventions

The Somalia Maritime Resource and Security Strategy.

Somalia: Beyond Naval Interventions in Somali Piracy

Public Diplomacy and Regional Humanitarian Initiative News

By: Joana Ama Osei-Tutu.

In 2011, at the height of piracy attacks along the Somali coastline and the Gulf of Aden, 237 separate attacks were reported. This figure has fallen drastically over the years, with only 12 attacks being reported in 2014. This decline has been attributed to the collective efforts of the international community to address Somali piracy.

A major aspect of the counter-piracy efforts was the military operations carried out since 2008, particularly through the European Union Naval Force Operation ATALANTA and the Operation Ocean Shield mounted by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. The multinational naval presence served as the main deterrent against maritime piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

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