Thursday, January 14, 2010

Not Even Much Attention Is Paid to Piracy

A major problem, but I guess it isn't as important as Obamacare. Piracy hit all-time high in 2009, says report
A new report by the International Maritime Bureau’s piracy reporting centre revealed that the pirates, mostly operating from the Gulf of Aden, attacked a total of 217 vessels, hijacking 47 of them and taking 867-crew members hostage.

In 2008, 111 vessels were targeted, ending in 42 hijackings.
This would seem to show that the navies of the world are incapable of stopping piracy with their current rules of engagement. (NATO was basically practicing "catch and release.")

Couldn't they figure out how to take advantage of this crisis?

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