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NATO rejects plea for extra counter-piracy ships! July 22, 2011

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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NATO has turned down a plea from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to deploy extra warships to counter piracy in the Gulf of Aden.  Currently there are approximately 20 vessels patrolling the entire Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf comprised of several nations warships.  This area is approximately 2.5 million square miles, a daunting task given the limited resources.

With ships being diverted to Libya and massive cutbacks in navies’ budgets worldwide, the International Shipping community should take pro-active steps to protect its own interests and not rely solely on foreign navies’ limited protection.

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