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Old 24-10-2013, 12:28   #16
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Re: No Somali Pirate Attacks Since May 2012, Safe Now?

A new attack.

Pirates kidnap two U.S. sailors off Nigerian coast -sources | Reuters
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Re: No Somali Pirate Attacks Since May 2012, Safe Now?

BBC News - Is it possible to pirate-proof a yacht?

How Tom West Built A Pirate-Proof Yacht | Popular Science
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Re: No Somali Pirate Attacks Since May 2012, Safe Now?

World Bank -UNODC- INTERPOL Study: Pirate Trails

It is estimated that more than US$400 million was claimed in ransoms for pirate acts between April 2005 and December 2012 and 179 ships were hijacked off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa during that time.

Financial and Private Sector Development - Pirate Trails: Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Piracy off the Horn of Africa
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World Bank -UNODC- INTERPOL Study: Pirate Trails

It is estimated that more than US$400 million was claimed in ransoms for pirate acts between April 2005 and December 2012 and 179 ships were hijacked off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa during that time.

Financial and Private Sector Development - Pirate Trails: Tracking the Illicit Financial Flows from Piracy off the Horn of Africa
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Re: No Somali Pirate Attacks Since May 2012, Safe Now?

Slightly more amusing but perhaps more effective:
Britney Spears songs used to scare off Western culture-hating pirates in Somalia | Mail Online

I loved the quote, "I'd imagine using Justin Bieber would be against the Geneva Convention".
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