Monday, April 07, 2008

Pirating on the rise??

There appears to be a rise in activity by pirates off the coast of Somalia. The situation has become serious enough that merchant vessels have been warned to be weary of boats asking for assistance under the traditional law of the sea. In a most recent case last month, a ship was released after a $700,000 ransom was paid.

While pirates have been sensationalized by hollywood, it is apparent that not far away, it is a very serious issue.

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