posted on Nov, 14 2005 @ 10:01 AM
Pirate Havens Interactive Map
- ABC News
Modern-Day Pirates Threaten More Than the High Seas Open this
Horror on the High Seas
"Most efforts to control piracy is Band-Aid stuff," said Burnett. He and others hope that the IMB, along with the United Nation's
International Maritime Organization, can convince the United Nations Security Council to take action.
- Time magazine
Modern-day pirates brazenly attack a cruise ship. What happens if they join forces with terrorists?
African businesses hit hard
The International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Center estimates that in Somali waters alone, attacks have risen from 2 in 2004 to 32 so
far this year.
- USA Today
Tourists scared off by pirates
The absence of a police force, navy and coast guard has allowed pirates along the Somali coast to prosper, according to a report published last
week by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
In this photo taken by a British passenger aboard The Seabourn Spirit, damage is seen aboard the cruise ship which came under attack Saturday Nov. 5,
2005. The Seabourn Spirit was about 100 miles (161 kilometers) off the coast of Somalia Saturday when pirates fired rocket-propelled grenades and
machine guns as they tried to get onboard.
This photo provided by ABC News purports to show an unexploded rocket-propelled grenade on the deck of the cruise liner Seabourne Spirit after an
attack by pirates. The Seabourn Spirit had been bound for Mombasa, Kenya, when it was attacked by pirates armed with grenade launchers and machine
guns on Saturday Nov. 5, 2005 about 100 miles off Somalia's lawless coast. The ship escaped by shifting to high speed and changing course.
How about anti-pirate task force?
[edit on 14-11-2005 by Regenmacher]