08 September 2009

Incident: Swiss to battle Somali piracy

The Swiss Senate has approved plans to send an anti-piracy force of about 30 specialists ("including special troops, medical personnel and experts on international law") "to protect ships transporting supplies of the UN World Food Programme to developing countries" off Somalia. They will join EU forces in the Gulf of Aden. (ONI Worldwide Threat to Shipping, 9/9/09)