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last updated 27-Mar-2016
 
 
 

News articles and special reports related to maritime piracy, piracy attacks, and maritime crimes in East African waters (coast of Somalia, the Horn of Africa, the East African litoral, the Mozambique Channel, the Red Sea, and the Gulf of Aden). The Adverse Private Forces we focus on here are Somali and Arabic Pirates. We are also in the process of consolidating resources on piracy currently covered in different sections of PrivateMilitary.org.

 
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Belgian sting nets suspected pirate leader Big Mouth. Somali Mohamed Abdi Hassan (aka 'Bigh Mouth') detained as he arrived in Brussels to take part in documentary about his life. By Reuters, The Guardian, October 14, 2013: TEXT | PICTURE (Pinned)

Somali pirates on trial for seizing French yacht. The Lemacons left the northwestern French port of Vannes in 2008 for a journey to Zanzibar, but they were taken hostage on April 6, 2009 off the Somali coast. By AFT, GlobalPost, October 14, 2013: TEXT


Fact Sheet: International Maritime Piracy. Piracy at sea is a worldwide phenomenon which has affected not only the coasts of Africa, but also Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Yemen, and Venezuela. American citizens considering travel by sea should exercise caution when near and within these coastal areas. U.S. Department of State (not dated but current): click here

 

 

 
 
 

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