n African Security Review - Maritime piracy in Africa : the humanitarian dimension : feature
|Article Title||Maritime piracy in Africa : the humanitarian dimension : feature|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||African Security Review|
|Publication Date||Sep 2009|
|Pages||2 - 16|
|Keyword(s)||Fisheries, Humanitarian assistance, Kenya, Maritime piracy, Nigeria, Somalia and Tanzania|
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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