20 January 2009

Incident: UNODC proposes anti-pirate step

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) proposes Somali piracy be fought by having "Law enforcement agents from the Horn of Africa region ... join warships as 'ship riders'"The move was authorized by the UN in December of 2008 but not implemented by navies on the scene. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 01/23/09)