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Pirates wreak havoc at sea as attacks double in six months

The Irish Times By Rob Crilly in Nairobi July 15, 2009www.irishtimes.com FORGET CUTLASSES, cannon and peg legs. Modern pirates armed with rifles and rocket-propelled grenades are enjoying a bumper year. Attacks around the world more than doubled in the first six months of 2009, according to a new report by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), […]

Pirates of the Gulf

International Herald Tribune November 18, 2008Over the weekend, Somali pirates undertook their most daring mission to date – seizing the MV Sirius Star, an oil supertanker owned by Saudi Aramco. Seized some 450 nautical miles off the coast of Kenya, this brazen act represents a major threat to both the world’s energy security as well […]

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