Abductions of tourists from Kenyan holiday resorts have drawn renewed attention to the problem posed by Somali pirates. While their attempts at hijacking ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have increased, their success rate is declining, thanks to interventions by naval task forces and self-help measures by the shipping industry.

Abductions of tourists from Kenyan holiday resorts have drawn renewed attention to the problem posed by Somali pirates. While their attempts at hijacking ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have increased, their success rate is declining, thanks to interventions by naval task forces and self-help measures by the shipping industry. Now, however, the pirates are venturing further afield and turning their attention to different targets.

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