Cost of Piracy Escalating Despite Navy Surveillance Efforts



IDGA Editor
03/16/2010

A group of eight suspected pirates were apprehended after the US Navy foiled an attack on a vessel in the Gulf of Aden this month. The suspects were taken aboard a destroyer, the USS Farragut, following the successful navy surveillance operation undertaken by a counter-piracy taskforce, which was set up in January 2009. USS Farragut sent out a helicopter to the aid of the MV Barakaale 1 after the Tanzanian-flagged vessel came under attack in the gulf and alerted others in the region by r...
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