The Human Cost of Somali Piracy




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Both successful and unsuccessful attacks expose seafarers to dangerous experiences, with the potential for long-term physical and psychological trauma. Somali pirates are heavily armed, frequently with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), and explosives. Pirates attack ships, abuse seafarers, and place hostages in the complete control of heavily armed men, all of which have the potential to cause serious injury or even death to seafarers. Additionally, the long-term psychological impact of these experiences, though subtler and more difficult to detect, is nevertheless severe.

To learn more about global anti-piracy efforts, attend our Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2011 conference, to be held on 20-23 September 2011 in Rome, Italy.

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