Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship in five years

Somali pirates hijack first commercial ship in five years

However, the Nato-led component of the force pulled out at the end of 2016, while the European Union-led component, EUNavfor, is now at a fraction of http://www.smileusa.com/overcome-the-fear-of-the-dentist/ what it was.



Gerry Northwood, a former Royal Navy captain who commanded the UK counter-piracy force off Somalia, and who now runs MAST, a maritime security company, told The Telegraph: "Everyone knows that European navies are under pressure to conduct ops in the Mediterranean, Black Sea, and Baltic. That's not unreasonable, given the pressures to be elsewhere, and given the overall decline in piracy. But at the same time, the pirates aren't http://www.smileusa.com/overcome-the-fear-of-the-dentist/ stupid - they will have been reading about the draw-down in forces, and also some reports that a lot of ships no longer think it's necessary to take armed guards. Therefore the pirates may be tempted to go back into business again."