The current thesis examines the issue of maritime piracy as exercised by Somali nationals with a special focus on the post 2005 era and the response of the international community; both on state and industry level as presented and analyzed, in order to give the reader a sound and in depth understanding of the problem. Somalia based maritime piracy constitutes an issue of paramount importance for international shipping and cooperation and contribution of all interested parties is of vital importance in order to achieve a globally accepted and enforced policy aiming to the securitization of international seaborne trade.

Smeele, F. (Frank)
Maritime Economics and Logistics
Erasmus School of Economics

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