15 May 2009

Incident: Kenya agrees to shipboard police

Kenya has agreed to post policemen on anti-piracy patrols to arrest pirates apprehended at sea, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. "The police, or 'ship riders,' would then deliver the pirates to Kenya for trial," according to reports. The disclosure was made by a UN official, Antonio Maria Costa, testifying before the US Congress. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 5/27/09)