Wednesday, August 24, 2011

More on Somali piracy

July 22, 2011 : Members of a visit, board, search, and seizure team from the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68), in background, intercept a skiff containing a group of suspected pirates. Anzio is supporting Combined Task Force (CTF) 151, a multi-national, mission-based task force established by the Combined Maritime Forces in January 2009 to conduct counter-piracy operations in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somali Basin and Arabian Sea. (Combined Maritime Forces photo/Released)
The Swedish Defense Research Agency released a report on piracy in July 2011 by Karl Sorenson titled "Wrong Hands on Deck? Combating Maritime Security in Eastern Africa" (PDF).

The report investigates the threat to maritime security in East Africa and the Horn, responses to deal with these threats and the prospect for building maritime security in the region.

The report argues that in addition to the economic security issue caused by piracy, it is important to consider other illegal activities, such as smuggling of weapons and drugs, illegal fishing, waste dumping and smuggling of humans.

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