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Private Anti-Piracy Forces?

Insurance companies hit hard by the paying of ransoms to pirates around Somalia are contemplating the formation of a private security force for commercial vessels.

USS Bulkeley Frees Ship and Crew From Pirates

A request for assistance from a Japanese-owned merchant vessel in the Somali Basin led to Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) warship USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) securing the release of the vessel and its 24 crew members from four suspected pirates, Mar. 6.

At approximately 3 p.m. (Bahrain), Mar. 5, oil tanker MV Guanabara reported it was under attack when it was 328 nautical miles south east of Duqm, Oman.