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Piracy News & Commentary

Private Security

As expected--in spite of the weak arguments thrown up by some analysts--many seafaring nations, shipping companies, and maritime governing bodies are approving the use of armed security--private or military--aboard merchant shipping. This was, as I have repeatedly pointed out here and in print, the only viable interim solution to the problem of Somali piracy. The longterm solution--turning Somalia back into a viable state--will not happen anytime soon.
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