Pontus Marine

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Hollywood Pirate Returning to Somalia

(Medeshi)- Piracy was good to Omar Hassan. The skinny Somali fisherman in his mid-twenties throws his head back and rolls his eyes. “There were way too many fish,” he laughs.

Five years ago, Somali pirates were attacking foreign ships in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian sea on a near-daily basis. Their cold-blooded assaults scared off the unlicensed European and Asian fishing vessels that for years had been pillaging Somalia’s seas. Under the pirates, Somalis felt safe to fish anywhere, and marine stocks grew.
Read more at Newsweek