Protecting Pirates

TitleProtecting Pirates
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Price, C, England, R
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractSomali Pirates have been seizing merchant vessals, fishing boats and recreational crafts and holding crews for ransom. While the U.S. and Britain have stepped up security patrols in that area, the pirates claim that that they are resorting to attacking foreign ships because foreign fishing vessels have been illegally fishing in Somali waters without a permit. In some instances where foreign fishing boats have been captured, the ransoms demanded can be viewed as a fine for this illegal practice.
NotesCase Study from the 2008 Regional Ethics Bowls. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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