This comes at a time when the Russian destroyer begins new anti-piracy mission off Somalia after North Atlantic Treat Organization (NATO) extended anti-piracy operations off Somalia until end 2012.
The French Nivose light surveillance frigate “found, stopped and searched” a suspicious vessel and found that the vessel was a pirate mother ship.
Eleven suspected pirates were arrested and the mother ship was destroyed.
Since December 2008 in an effort to eradicade piracy, the EU anti-piracy operation, called Atalanta, has been patrolling shipping routes off the coast of Horn of Africa.
Though the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s report to the UN Security Council issued last year, said international anti-piracy operations off Somalia have led to a decline in the number of successful ship seizures in the region, international relations analysts argue that piracy will continue to be a problem until an effective government is established in Somalia which has been without a fully functioning government since 1991.
European Union Navy Forces Speaker John Harbour said that, French Navy Nivose on Thursday was hunt and was starting to search the Somalia pirates in Somalia coast and were successfully to sink one main Somalia pirate’s ships, and also hits and sinks another two supporting Somalia pirate’s ships, report from Mogadishu, Somalia, today.
John said, all the 11 pirates and hijacker were arrested and all the European Union Navy forces will continuing their operations in the Somalia coast to search other Pirates.
The Spain Navy was also successfully to arrest 8 Somalia pirates suspect in Somalia coast.
International ant-pirates Organization and International Maritime Bureau said that Somalia Pirates were hijack any container tanker and other shipping trade ships 217 times in 2009, or double compare to the 111 hijacker in 2008.
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