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2000 Somali pirates are hijacking the world's economy Stop piracy act now! oppose kidnap and torture of innocent seafarers stop disruption to world shipping
 

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Although the shipping industry has made great progress with anti-piracy measures in the past few years, it’s believed that 38 seafarers are still being held hostage by armed gangs of Somali pirates, in appalling conditions and being subjected to physical and psychological abuse.

Their vessels have been hijacked at sea and they are being held to ransom. The human cost to these seafarers and their families is enormous.

Although incidences of maritime piracy from bases in Somalia are at a seven-year low, world trade is still under threat.  Piracy costs the global economy £18 billion a year (World Bank).

You can help to restore the freedom of the seas. Please add your voice to our worldwide call for continued international government action;

  1. The continuation of robust law enforcement,
  2. Tougher defences,
  3. Firm political resolve
  4. Support for more courts and prisons in stable parts of Somalia and the region

Together these measures have broken the grip of piracy.

It is imperative that we maintain this progress.

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