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  • Weapons Buildup, Anger Fuel Threat Of Renewed Somali Piracy

    Somali piracy By Reuters, 9:38 pm

    Monday’s hijack followed a long hiatus, with only 4 unsuccessful attempts in the past 3 years. The lull encouraged foreign fishing vessels to return to Somali waters. Now shipping companies are scrambling to learn if pirates will once again threaten one of the world’s most important shipping lanes and cost the industry billions of dollars. Locals are infuriated at government failure to crack down on foreign fishing vessels. The last straw was when 7n Thai fishing vessels paid the local government more than $672,000 for fishing licences, A Bosasso-based weapons dealer said orders have increased for rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and ammunition.

  • Libyan Militia Take Over Tanker To Attempt To Export Oil Abroad

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    Militias who are in control of Libya’s eastern ports are trying to export oil using a North Korea-flagged tanker that was docked at gunpoint. Armed gunmen forced workers loyal to the government to dock the ship. According to the prime minister, his military leaders failed to stop the vessel. “Everyone is working against the government,” […]

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