Fighting Piracy Goes Awry as Nations Fail to Acknowledge Killing

Fighting Piracy Goes Awry as Nations Fail to Acknowledge Killing

AP Photo/Royal Navy/Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Somali piracy has brought about a nearly $2 billion-a-year arming of the Indian Ocean through the deployment of ships and soldiers from 22 navies and demand for private armed guards by as many as half of the merchant ships plying the region, according to data from Oceans Beyond Piracy, a project of Broomfield, Colorado-based non-profit One Earth Future Foundation.