NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2

‘Curious’ About Protecting Ships From Pirates

View Comments
(credit: AP)

(credit: AP)

'Curious' About Protecting Ships From PiratesWBZ

Hijacking ships is big business for Somali pirates. They’ve attacked about 50 ships so far this year off the horn of Africa.

images image 280164506 Curious About Protecting Ships From Pirates Read: Dodging Pirates Off The Horn of Africa

MG is Curious: “Why is there not enough protection from Somali pirates? We have armed marshals on planes. Why not aboard the U.S. ships and vessels?

The answer: There are patrols in that area, but it’s just too much ocean to cover.

There are also too many commercial ships to protect.

And the U.S. has limited legal authority at sea.

images image 280164506 Curious About Protecting Ships From Pirates Read tales of recent pirate attacks

Learn more about the pirating issue worldwide:

images image 280164506 Curious About Protecting Ships From Pirates Read: Off The Lawless Coast Of Somalia

ico010x010bullet Curious About Protecting Ships From Pirates The History Of Piracy

images image 280164506 Curious About Protecting Ships From Pirates Read: Piracy Grips Gulf Of Aden

© MMX, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,989 other followers