Somali Pirates Attack European Warship

The crew of a tiny skiff took on a Spanish warship off the Somali coast on Thursday. Predictably they lost. But a new study reports that about one-third of pirate ransoms are converted into Somali shillings, benefiting casual labor and pastoralists in the Puntland region.

  • Somalia:   Pirates to Face Justice in Spain

    EU Navfor, 13 January 2012

    Following a detailed assessment of the dawn attack on the SPS PATINO on 12 January 2012, the political decision has been made to hand-over the evidence pack for consideration by… Read more »

  • Somalia:   Pirates Attack Spanish Warship

    EU Navfor, 12 January 2012

    At first light on 12 January 2012, having just completed the escort of a World Food Programme ship carrying food-aid into Somalia and while operating close to the Somali port of… Read more »

Blog Entries

  • Who Benefits from Somali Piracy Ransoms?

    Blog: The Official Blog of Amb. David H. Shinn, Thu 12 Jan, 10:15 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 »


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