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Some questions to think about...

     Where is piracy a problem in the World?

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Impact on Somalia

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Piracy

  1. 1. Why? Where? Who? http://www.flickr.com/photos/22924454@N03/3380070506/sizes/o/
  2. 2. Some questions to think about... Where is piracy a problem in the World? Why has Somalia been a fertile ground for piracy? What impact does piracy have on us? How can merchants prevent hijackings?
  3. 3. Video
  4. 4. Piracy and me... Increase in hijackings Payments for ransoms Increased security Increased insurance Longer journeys- payments therefore more fuel Higher high street prices
  5. 5. Large number of armed and There is a well developed experienced warlords from welfare system in the the civil war. country. Failed state- government is Stable government which is not in full control. in control of the country. High returns from ransoms Average income in Somalia is paid for ships and crews- $600 dollars per capita. average $2 million. Where is Somalia? There are few employment Huge coastal area makes it opportunities in Somalia. uneasy to police. Why is piracy an Most ransoms are unlikely to Much of the population is be paid. reliant on food aid. issue? Employment opportunities Large coastal area. are widely available. Large number of ex- fisherman that know the Strong international support area well. for the Somali government. Pirates are viewed as heroes Small coastal area. by the local population. Pirates are shunned by the Illegal fishing of Somali local population. waters has put fisherman out of business.
  6. 6. Impact on Somalia Wealthy pirates Local prices increase Local farmers and encourage the due to influx of fishermen leave to join consumption of drugs dollars- quality of life pirates alien to local culture decreases for locals as a result Ransom money is reinvested in more Pirates take multiple sophisticated wives from poorer weaponry making nomadic tribes- this governance of the area impacts on rural more difficult traditional life Other nations enter Somalia to track and capture pirates- Discourages investment undermining the national and trade in the government? country.
  7. 7. Blue lines show densest shipping routes. http://gem.jrc.ec.europa.eu/gam/index.htm
  8. 8. A global issue? Somalia Vietnam Bangladesh Nigeria Indonesia Tanzania Malaysia Brazil Philippines Ghana Countries with active pirate crews http://www.pupilvision.com/schoolmap/map.htm
  9. 9. How well organised are the pirates of Somalia? Local Contacts in knowledge the local of the coast. ports. Fast speed Boarding boats. equipment such as GPS and ladders and http://www.flickr.com/photos/quilombo_samuel/3070312599/ satellite grappling Heavily phones. hooks. armed, machine guns and grenade launchers.
  10. 10. How effective would these measures be against piracy? Emergency Secure ship- Razor wire Bridge and alarm- to inform electric fence around accommodation shipping around the ship accessible parts to be secured company and delivering a of the ship authorities 9,000 volt shock High powered Hired armed hoses and water security teams cannons Install high Tracking device Trailing ropes 24 hour look outs powered flood for ship and cargo nets lights Advice given to cargo ships in pirate waters
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lens_envy/3385940994/

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