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MAY 03, 2013 - The Guardian

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No Somali pirate hijacking in nearly a year, says UN

Massive reduction in pirate attacks on ships put down to greater co-operation, use of armed guards and harsh jail termsThe fight against Somali pirates has been so effective that they have not been able to mount a successful hijacking in nearly a year, the chair of the global group trying to combat the pirates has said.American diplomat Donna Leigh Hopkins credited the combined efforts of international naval forces and increased security on ships, including the use of armed guards. But she also pointed to the jailing of 1,140 Somali pirates in 21 countries, "which started de-glamorising ... Read More

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