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Somali pirates have hijacked a British-owned cargo ship, after 48 hours of plunder at sea.
The 32,000-tonne Malaspina Castle, which flies a Panamanian flag, was taken on Monday morning in the Gulf of Aden. She was the fifth ship snatched in two days off the Somali coast despite naval patrols along main shipping lanes.
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
Will it be a case of better arming or escorting cargo vessels in the future?
Originally posted by Now_Then
There is the problem, I think it's international law... or maritime law or something but they are limited in the ways they can arm them selves.
Really is a catch 22 situation... Best thing to do IMO would be to change the laws regarding the amount of firepower the cargo ships can weild, the big stick keeps the dogs away.
Originally posted by influx.destruction
I have a somali friend who has told me the pirates continue being a pirate for the following reasons:
1) Anti-West attitudes
2) Western ships dumping their waste into somali waters