Somali pirates show increasing activity, implying a growing threat to international shipping. This presents a situation in which piracy is no longer suppressed in the region. On the 29th of January the Indian Ocean Commission issued a statement and call for action that SafeSeas contributed to along with the two centers of the MASE architecture.
The statement points to the series of incidents that have taken place, and the changing root causes of the problem. It also calls for emergency meetings of the Contact Group on Illicit Maritime Activities and the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction mechanism to develop a coordinated global response.