n African Security Review - Maritime piracy in Africa : the humanitarian dimension : feature

Volume 18, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1024-6029
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Maritime piracy has been a challenge for mariners as long as ships have gone to sea. In ancient times, Julius Caesar was captured and held for ransom by pirates. More recently, but still in the historical past, pirates have challenged merchant shipping from the Spanish Main to the Barbary Coast, and in Asia the famous 'pirate queen' Cheng I Sao commanded a fleet of hundreds of vessels.

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