Essay On Piracy Prevention

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Piracy Prevention Introduction Piracy is one of the oldest international crimes known to man since the beginning of maritime trade. Pirates have threatened the interests of seafaring nations wherever and whenever the oceans have been used for commercial purposes. The act of piracy as defined by the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) covers any “act of boarding or attempting to board any ship with intent to commit theft or any other crime and with the attempt to or capability to use force in the furtherance of that act,” even if those acts occur while the vessel is in the territorial sea, archipelagic waters, or port of a state. The acts of piracy greatly impact not only the shipping industry but also economies of every trading nations. Although these acts of piracy has been happening all the time, it was not given prominence until the recent increased activities off the Coast of Somalia and along the Straits of Melaka. These events sparked an outcry from the international shipping community and prompted the United Nations to pass four resolutions on piracy. The European Union and NATO had authorized the deployment of multilateral counter-piracy forces with the United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, Pakistan, India, Iran, and Russia contributing their naval resources to international anti-piracy efforts. Even with these concerted…show more content…
The history of piracy dates back more than 3000 years, but its exact explanation depends on the real meaning of the word ‘pirate’. In English, the word piracy has many altered significances and its usage is still relatively new. (Wilczynski.K, 1996). The first recorded cases of pirate attack can dates back to as early as the fourteenth (14th) century BC when the Sea Peoples such as “Denyen”, “Ekwesh”, and “Lukka” threatened at the Aegean and Mediterranean voyages (Wilczynski.K,

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