Somali sea hijack is a warning signal

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,, Somaliland Press, and

Photo by Defence Images, Royal Marines in counter-piracy operation

Posted by Robert McCabe

Dr. McCabe worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate for SafeSeas between 2017 and 2018. He holds a PhD in Strategic Studies/International Security and an MA in Military History and Strategic Studies.

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