14 January 2009

Incident: UN hosts anti-piracy talks

The Contact Group on Somali Piracy holds its first meeting at the UN, a one-day event. US Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Mark T.
Kimmitt, chairs the event organized to "discuss best management practices for ships plying the Gulf of Aden and waters near the Horn of Africa if they are attacked or seized by Somali pirates." (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 01/16/09)