Interview: Somali coastline still vulnerable to piracy despite a five year lull: expert
The expansive Somali coastline that is a critical shipping route remains prone to pirate attacks despite a five year lull occasioned by enhanced patrols by international naval forces, an expert has said.
On Saturday, a product tanker was attacked at 05.7 N 048.9 E, just six nm off the coast of Somalia's Mudug region. The attack was 30 nm northeast of Hobyo, a small port town that was once the home base of pirate leader "Afweyne's" criminal enterprise.
EU calls to fight resurgent piracy off Somali coast
The resurgent piracy attacks off the vast Somali coastline is a result of the growing insecurity in the Horn of Africa region, which calls for renewed security partnership to defeat, a commander of an international naval task force against piracy told Xinhua.