India Police arrest 18-suspected Somali pirates–the second group who were detained in the State of Gujarat in the last eight days, said a senior officer, Monday. Their fishing boat, which was also carrying three men who allegedly hostage, brought to the coast of Gujarat after his machine died, said Police Chief Subhash Trivedi, Jamnagar, told AFP by telephone. The men were taken to a nearby shrine town of Jamnagar coastal area on Sunday night. India police arrest 14 suspected Somali pirates and three of their hostages in Yemen that June 19 after seized a fishing boat off the coast of the Junagarh, Gujarat. The coast guard and Navy India high standby against pirates who are trying to avoid international fleet stationed off the coast of Somalia and of attacking ships in the seas of India to the East. More than 100 pirates arrested and awaiting trial in India after a series of clashes near the islands of Lakshadweep India since earlier this year. Rampant piracy off the coast of Somalia, which messes up the shipping lanes between Europe and Asia, making the ship’s crew and the danger as well as the encouraging increase in the cost of insurance for shipping companies. UN warns Somalia’s Pirates, becoming increasingly bold and stay preceded the international naval forces attempting to put an end to piracy in the waters.
In 2009, Somali pirates attacked more than 130 merchant ships off the coast of Somalia, up more than 200 percent from the year 2007, according to the center of the International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting in Kuala Lumpur. Pirates operating off the coast of Somalia to improve the piracy attacks on ships in the seas of India and the Gulf of Aden while foreign naval forces held off the coast of the Horn of Africa country since 2008. Foreign warships managed to thwart a number of hijackings and arresting dozens of pirates, but the attacks continued. The waters off the coast of Somalia is the most piracy-prone in the world, and the International Maritime Bureau reported 24 attack in the region between April and June of 2008. Unofficial figures show 2009 as the year most piracy in Somalia, with more than 200 attacks–including the 68 successful piracy–and ransom are believed to exceed 50 million dollars. Groups of Somali pirates, which operates at a strategic shipping lane connecting Asia and Europe, obtained a ransom of millions of dollars from piracy of ships in the seas of India and the Gulf of Aden.
Multinational naval patrols in strategic shipping lane connecting Europe with Asia through the Gulf of Aden, which many seem to just make a robber gangs expand their offensive operations further and further into the sea of India. The UN Security Council has approved the operation RAID in the territorial waters of Somalia to fight piracy, but warships stationed in the area that doesn’t do much, according to the Puntland Minister of fisheries Ahmed Saed Ali Nur. Somalia’s weak transitional Government, which is currently facing a bloody rebellion, unable to stop the action of pirates that hijack vessels and demanding a ransom for the release of the ships and their crews. The pirates, armed with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, using fast ships to pursue their goals. Somalia plunged into the throes of power and anarchy since warlord-warlord ousted dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991. In addition to piracy, kidnapping and deadly violence also hit the country.