The hijacking of the Aris 13 tanker by Somali pirates last week was a warning signal – it reiterates the importance of maintaining international counter-piracy efforts while also building the capacity of western Indian Ocean states to manage and develop their own maritime security needs. SAFE SEAS published a commentary on the incident with The Conversation which is available here. The commentary was also widely re-published, including by Huffington Post, allafrica.com, Somaliland Press, and piracy-studies.org.
Posted by Robert McCabe
Dr. McCabe is the Postdoctoral Research Associate on the project. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies/International Security and an MA in Military History and Strategic Studies. He has a book Modern Maritime Piracy: Genesis, Evolution and Responses forthcoming with Routledge in Autumn 2017.