Fight Against Somali Piracy Gains Pace

The U.S. has taken measures to control piracy, however, it is believed that ransom payments provide pirates with the ability to adopt more sophisticated technology to terrorise maritime vessels.

EU NAVFOR units patrolling.

Blog Entries

  • Who Benefits from Somali Piracy Ransoms?

    Blog: The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn, Thu 12 Jan, 05:15 pm 2012

    Dr. Anja Shortland of Brunel University has prepared a fascinating study that analyzes who benefits from Somali piracy ransoms. Published in January ... read more »

  • East Africa:  Dar es Salaam Asked to Support Bloc On Piracy

    The Citizen, 5 October 2011

    Tanzania should set aside funds to support the Southern African Development Community (SADC) efforts to fight piracy in the region. read more »

  • East Africa:  Africa's Best Battlefield Against the Pirates, Land

    Daily Maverick, 4 October 2011

    With the South African counter-piracy task force under "Operation Copper" cycling through our shiny frigates at an alarming rate, the Southern African community is beginning to ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Parliament Discuss Territorial Waters Related Topics

    Shabelle Media Network, 2 October 2011

    At a key session held in the war weary city of Mogadishu, the transitional federal parliament of Somalia has discussed agendas related to Somalia's territorial waters. read more »

  • Kenya:  Don't Give Pirates Money, KMA Tells Shipowners

    The Star, 30 September 2011

    Ship owners who give in to ransom demands encourage pirates to become more daring, the government has said. Kenya Maritime Authority chairman Joseph Nguru said pirates have become ... read more »