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This is a discussion on Piracy Somalia within the Navy & Maritime forum, part of the Global Defense & Military category; Originally Posted by Feanor However this offer is conditional on the French providing necessary support.] The French, from their Djibouti ...


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Old November 5th, 2012   #166
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However this offer is conditional on the French providing necessary support.]
The French, from their Djibouti base, had previously provided logistic support to the Royal Malaysian Navy [RMN] which had patrols in the Gulf of Aden.
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Does anyone else think that the whole piracy thing east of Africa is getting too complicated nationality-wise?

Most recently, a Chinese warship either with or without assistance (pick any of the following) from the Indian Navy, the Italian Navy and the Pakistani Navy freed a either Tuvalu-flagged or Lebanese-flagged ship (that's easy: owner in Beirut, flag in Tuvalu) with either a Syrian or Filipino crew (only VoA does Syria though...) near the Yemeni island of Sokotra (or: "200 miles from Oman", let's not mention Yemen even if the ship was traveling from Kelang, Malaysia to Aden...) who were steering towards Puntland from Somali pirates.
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The fact is many nations depend on open sea lanes in this region. IMO a 19th century approach is needed, sink them and hang the survivors at sea.
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Unless the syndicates or individuals that plan and carry out the acts of piracy are dealt with; there will continue to Somalis willing to be hired as pirates; irrespective of how many are caught or killed. Unfortunately a 19th century approach of hanging captured pirates or even quartering them won't help :]

Another country that deployed naval ships in the area was Malaysia. The Malaysians were not part of the multi-national effort and operated independently but did coordinate their efforts with other countries. Djibouti was used as a forward support base. Several piracy attempts were foiled [one with the help of a USN P-3] on a number of Malaysian and foreign ships and in January 2011 a Malaysian ship [mostly manned by Filipino citizens] that had been boarded by pirates was stormed.

''Reports of a second swift and successful raid against Somali pirates say the Malaysian Navy has liberated 23 crew, wounded three pirates and captured a further 20 in the Gulf of Aden.''

''Members of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit foiled an attempt to hijack the Malaysian-owned tanker, MT Bunga Laurel, about 300 nautical miles (555 kilometres) east of Oman Thursday, according to Reuters, with reports coming in just hours ago..''
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Unless the syndicates or individuals that plan and carry out the acts of piracy are dealt with; there will continue to Somalis willing to be hired as pirates; irrespective of how many are caught or killed. Unfortunately a 19th century approach of hanging captured pirates or even quartering them won't help :]

Another country that deployed naval ships in the area was Malaysia. The Malaysians were not part of the multi-national effort and operated independently but did coordinate their efforts with other countries. Djibouti was used as a forward support base. Several piracy attempts were foiled [one with the help of a USN P-3] on a number of Malaysian and foreign ships and in January 2011 a Malaysian ship [mostly manned by Filipino citizens] that had been boarded by pirates was stormed.

''Reports of a second swift and successful raid against Somali pirates say the Malaysian Navy has liberated 23 crew, wounded three pirates and captured a further 20 in the Gulf of Aden.''

''Members of the Royal Malaysian Navy’s special forces unit foiled an attempt to hijack the Malaysian-owned tanker, MT Bunga Laurel, about 300 nautical miles (555 kilometres) east of Oman Thursday, according to Reuters, with reports coming in just hours ago..''
555 kilometers east of Oman....those Somalian pirates are definitely not "poor Somali fishermen who were forced to become pirates"....
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Why not? Someone else could have funded their equipment. Logical business model: money men sit safely at home, poor buggers who're short of money do the dangerous stuff.
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Why not? Someone else could have funded their equipment. Logical business model: money men sit safely at home, poor buggers who're short of money do the dangerous stuff.
Doesnt Royal Nz Navy operate as part of the international anti piracy taskforce too? Just thinking, given the arms somali pirates bring to bear,

Is a modern anzac class frigate a tad overkill for the job,could say a Opv like our protector class be tasked for such an op, or would it need larger than typhoon 25.mm autocannon?
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