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Characteristics of Somali Pirates

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Somalia is a country located beyond Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, where is convenient for the native to attack the passing by merchant vessel.

It’s well known that Somali pirates usually attack big merchant ships brazenly. And it’s not strange that Somali pirates have become a heated topic nationwide. Then what’s the main characteristics of Somali pirate?

1 POOR

Even though the Somali often rob for huge property, only a few of them can enjoy a wealthy life, and most of them are still too poor to feed themselves and their family. The poverty is the most important cause to so many hijacks.

2 BRUTAL

A large number of Somali pirates are insufficiently educated to be civilized enough, so they are mostly cruel and inhuman. In order to carry their points, they never hesitate to hurt others, even to kill them.

3 COWARDLY BULLY

Pirates usually choose the noon time or dark time to act, since the crew are too worn out at that moment to counter attack. And once they find warship appearing around them, they will stop the hijack as soon as possible. Even, they would throw their arms into the sea to avoid searching.

4 MYSTERIOUS WHEREABOUTS

Corsairs are mostly small boat made of fibrous glass or wood, which are difficult to detect by radar, so the merchant ship or military naval vessel fail to recognize them effectively. In order to reduce the attacks from Somali pirates, modern warship and technology should be used and the sentinels should keep in their position all the day.



Source by Ivy Shawn

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