Warship IDEX visit

Vessels like the Carlo Margottini will protect the waters between Yemen, Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia

Italy’s pirate hunter warship docks in Abu Dhabi for Idex

Charlie Mitchell

The scourge of sea piracy at the start of this decade led to the pillage, theft and hijacking of vessels worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and the kidnapping and ransom of sailors and crew.

Only a multinational fleet of navies deployed to the Horn of Africa in 2010 and 2011 put an end to the spree. But hijackings are now on the rise again, and vessels like Italy’s Carlo Margottini are tasked with tackling armed pirates, often operating off the coast of Somalia.

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Source: thenational.ae

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