Somali pirates set up group intends to turn away from crime to do something special
People Network News May 11, 10, said the Somali pirates, get $ 2 million in ransom, they released by his kidnappers on the British ten thousand tons cargo and 16 Bulgarian sailors. It is reported that the day after, the owner rented a helicopter in air-dropped this ransom to the pirates. After getting the money, the pirates to release the natural trouble.
analysts have pointed out, only to strengthen national navy in the Gulf of Aden in northern Somalia and eastern Indian Ocean patrol activities, can not fundamentally solve the problem of piracy. Only an early end to Somalia for almost 20 years of anarchic chaos, to restore calm to the Horn of Africa, to stop the civil war, in order to survive in the soil to eliminate the pirates.
A Somali pirates recently received the “New York Times” interview, claimed that although his men had hijacked a 25 foreign carriers, but if conditions allow the future, he intends to set up a special good deeds “Somalia Pirate Group “, mainly to act as their own country,” Coast Guard “, to strictly punish those fishing in Somali territorial waters or the dumping of foreign vessels.
It is reported that, in addition to the countries warships patrolling the Gulf of Aden, the Somali pirates also faces strong pressure from China, in northern Somalia, “pirate winter pen”, the local Muslim elders and religious leaders have long been pirates who brought the “decadent lifestyle” tired, and constantly be “inculcate” plus “threat of force.”
present in northern Somalia, some non-governmental anti-piracy organizations are growing. They asked the pirates to leave the Muslim enclave, and urged women not to marry the local pirates. Many Muslims believe that the northern Somali pirates has given local people to bring a good income, but also some “big city ills,” brought to their residential areas, such as alcoholism, drugs, AIDS and so on.
the past 18 months, Somali pirates have seized the country from being collected on the ship of $ 100 million ransom in Somalia, in addition to purchasing the “sin products”, the pirates seem to have no other flower money approach. However, the pirates are brought to the local people a real advantage: the parties to the international community’s concern and promised financial assistance.
In this case, the Sea King said, if they put forward “from the good” condition, fully able to do themselves and their subordinates “wash its hands.” Pirates said that if the local government to provide secure employment opportunities, such as to enable them to become “Coast Guard” to protect Somalia’s fishery resources, they can turn away from crime.
Although the country is facing strong pressure from the Navy, but the pirates have said it yourself there are many rich opportunities because the countries on the Gulf of Aden from merchant ships without a break, still as “a river carp” general. Pirates say, his actions against ships like the “hunting” in general, but the size of each prey obtained too fat is different.
crazy actions of the pirates international shipping costs, especially soaring insurance costs, many owners in order to prevent attacks by pirates, can only pass the South African Cape of Good Hope. However, the vast Indian Ocean, east of Somalia is no longer safe, pirates rarely States Navy to use the opportunity to cruise the local, deep ocean have committed crimes, and often succeeded, the situation is more troublesome for countries to owners.
pirates recently launched operations against ships more quickly, often in the early morning and late at night to carry out operations, cargo ship in distress is often just one or two distress signals had been issued by pirates firmly in control. In this case, even with the ships arrived on the scene, can only watch helplessly escorted a cargo ship pirates sped away, and began a new round of bargaining activities. A vessel to bring at least 1 million ransom.
U.S. is expected, even if not to patrol the Indian Ocean east of Somalia, is still at least 61 ships in order to ensure the most rampant piracy of the Gulf of Aden waters (northern Somalia) unimpeded, at present, only 12-16 boats of local escort warships to carry out operations in different countries, although the pirates against ships this success rate dropped to about a quarter from the third, but still to leave a huge pirate “space.” (H Yi Jun)