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Thursday, May 17, 2012

ITF: Comment on EU Navfor attack on pirate equipment


Commenting on yesterday’s EU Navfor attack on pirate equipment on the Somali shore, Dave Heindel, chair of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) seafarers’ section, said:

“This appears to have been a timely, considered and professional operation. We hope that it will be followed by many more disruptive actions.”

He continued: “Limited though the effects of any one single operation can be, it sets a precedent for future actions. It is particularly welcome in a week that has seen increased use of weapons and violence by pirates.”

Source: ITF