The waters off the coast of Somalia famously became the most lawless in the world between 2010 and 2012, as pirates hijacked and ransomed hundreds of commercial vessels at record rates, costing billions of dollars in global trade. Since then, stepped up international naval patrols and better security measures on boats seemed to have put the pirates out of business. Last year, however, there was a new spike, with nine attempted attacks on ships and one successful hijacking. As Somalia remains blighted by conflict and poverty, some experts are warning that piracy will always be a threat until coastal communities there are able to create more sustainable incomes off of things like the country's fishing industry. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.
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Episode #865 / Length: 26 minutes
- Saturday, February 10th at 6:30 PM on KLRU