Piracy threat increases as monsoon season comes to close

Mike Schuler
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October 7, 2010

Image Source: U.S. Navy

The U. S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration and NATO Shipping Centre have issued a warning of an anticipated increase of piracy in the Gulf of Aden region as the monsoon season comes to an end.  NATO tells us:

As the monsoon continues to abate in northeast and southwest Somali Basin and the Arabian Sea, the risk of pirate attacks on merchant vessels also increases. Temporarily poor weather, particularly along the central Somali Coast will continue to constrain pirates’ activities in the short term.

Check into the maritime security blog, EagleSpeak.com, for news and information about piracy, including updated weather info from the region.


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