Combating Pirates of the Gulf of Aden: The Djibouti Code and the Somali Coast Guard
Ocean & Coastal Management, pp. 1-5, 2009
5 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2011 Last revised: 26 Feb 2013
Date Written: 2009
The electrifying rescue of a merchant marine captain by U.S. special operations forces in April 2009 was the most dramatic episode yet in the surge in Somali piracy that began in 2006. But the real success in the fight against this age-old threat lies in far less sensational settings. In international venues and local courtrooms along the shores of East Africa, states are taking important steps to contain the maritime criminal activity that has shaken global energy markets and rattled the shipping industry.
Keywords: piracy, maritime piracy, Gulf of Aden, Djibouti Code, Somali, Somalia, Indian Ocean
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