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Piracy off Somalia: tackle root causes, say MEPs

Piracy off Somalia: tackle root causes, say MEPs

EU anti-piracy escorts off Somalia are working, but piracy cannot be eliminated unless its root causes on land – including poverty and Somalia’s failed state – are tackled too, said Parliament on Thursday, adding that all vessels should register for protection. Source : © European Parliament

EU Atalanta anti-piracy escorts: ships should register for protection

EU Atalanta anti-piracy escorts: ships should register for protection

EU’s anti-piracy escorts off Somalia have sunk ships, destroyed weapons, intercepted vessels and thwarted direct attacks. No escorted ship has been successfully attacked by pirates, but vessels should register before crossing the Gulf of Aden, EU Naval Force Commander Rear Admiral Peter D.