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Operational Challenges To Counterpiracy Operations Off The Coast Of Somalia

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This chapter aims to explore which operational challenges confront the international maritime actors that operate off the Somali coast. The chapter argues that Somali piracy is difficult to combat because of specific local conditions, on the one hand, and the geopolitical context on the other. Somali piracy has become a pretext for various countries to become involved in the geopolitical power play that is manifesting itself in the Indian Ocean. As the title implies, in this chapter the operational, and to a lesser extent, the tactical challenges to counterpiracy operations off the Somali coast is examined. From an operational perspective, protecting WFP shipping aimed at emergency aid for Somalia and merchant shipping aimed at fuelling the global trade and economy from attacks or hijacks by Somali pirates would be an achievement in itself. A final challenge in this context is ensuring effective communication on the high seas.

Keywords: counterpiracy operation; global trade; high sea patrol; international maritime; Somali coast; Western Indian Ocean; WFP shipping



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