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Maersk on Piracy: “Effective military capacity needs to be deployed.”

Pirates. Guns. Boat. Camoflage

BLOOMBERG, JANUARY 18, 2021 “The risk has reached a level where effective military capacity needs to be deployed.” (Bloomberg) — The world’s biggest shipping company demanded a more effective military response to surging pirate attacks and record kidnappings off the coast of West Africa. The number of attacks on vessels globally jumped 20% last year to 195, with 135 crew …

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Pirates Now Prefer Human Hostages Over Ships and Cargo

Cargo ship with two crew members visible onboard being approached by small motor boat with two people in it

Bloomberg, December 20, 2019 One sailor’s story of survival in the waters off West Africa, where kidnapping has become a business. Rohan Ruparelia still has flashbacks from his kidnapping three years ago—and every time he hears news about pirate attacks, he fears for the victims. For the last few months, the merchant seaman from Mumbai has been studying at East …

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Port Royal: The sunken pirate city in Jamaica

National Geographic Depiction of the quake in Port Royal

PortandTerminal.com, September 21, 2019 At the beginning of the 1690s, Port Royal was a big city in Jamaica, bustling with trade both legal and illegal. Close to important shipping routes, it was a waypoint for all in the Caribbean. Today though Port Royal is known to archaeologists as the “City that Sank”. On June 7th 1692 at 11:43 am three earthquakes …

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