Monsoon piracy warning

Navies caution merchant vessels off Yemen and Oman that crews are trained, desperate and ready to take risks

Ships warned to guard against Somalia pirates as monsoon approaches

Navies and marine monitors have warned that Somalian pirates may use the monsoon approaching the Arabian Peninsula as cover for attacks on merchant ships.

Choppy seas during the monsoon make it difficult for pirates in their swift, small skiffs, but experts said pirates would test waters in the Gulf of Aden, where weather conditions are not as severe.

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