9 Somali pirates sentenced to 5 years prison each

By Piracy
9 Somali pirates have been sentenced in Kenyan court on Tuesday to 5 years in prison each for their attempts to hijack the German merchant ship MV Courier in the Gulf of Aden in March 2009.

Even though the number of pirate attacks has decreased markedly since 2011 thanks to tougher security aboard vessels and increased Western naval patrols, piracy emanating from the Horn of Africa nation might still cost the world economy around 18 billion U.S. dollars a year, according to a study be the World Bank.