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

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James Kraska

Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College; University of Virginia School of Law, Center for Oceans Law & Policy; University of Virginia School of Law, Center for National Security Law; University of California Berkeley School of Law; Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI); Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Brian Wilson

United States Navy; United States Coast Guard

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Kraska, James and Wilson, Brian, Combating Pirates of the Gulf of Aden: The Djibouti Code and the Somali Coast Guard (2009). Ocean & Coastal Management, pp. 1-5, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1960173

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