Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Piracy and Armed Robbery at SeaThe Legal Framework for Counter-Piracy Operations in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Anna Petrig and Robin Geiß

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199609529

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609529.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 17 May 2022

Current Efforts to Counter Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

Current Efforts to Counter Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden

(p.6) Part 1 Current Efforts to Counter Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden
Piracy and Armed Robbery at Sea

Robin Geiß

Anna Petrig

Oxford University Press

Part 1 brings into focus the current situation in the Gulf of Aden. It considers the regional development of piracy and armed robbery at sea since 2008, the situation in Somalia, and the various multinational enforcement operations deployed to the area as well as international coordination mechanisms. The problem of piracy persists in the Gulf of Aden and increasingly spreads into the Indian Ocean. Although the various international maritime operations have been rather successful in discouraging piracy and armed robbery at sea off Somalia's coast and in the Gulf of Aden, the number of piracy incidents in the wider region remains high. Thus, it seems safe to conclude that the maritime deployments in the Gulf of Aden have been effective in the immediate reduction of successful pirate attacks in their specific operative region and that the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor is an effective mechanism for ensuring unimpeded transit through the Gulf of Aden.

Keywords:   piracy, armed robbery, Gulf of Aden, Somalia, law enforcement, international maritime operations, Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .