Pirates, Take a Look!

By Curious

The attack by European Union naval forces - or rather, by a working group largely composed from the French naval authorities - avoiding a Somali mainland pirate base represents a welcome progress in the West's efforts to handle 1 of the more resolvable safety challenges of the contemporary age. Though the pirates, for the most part, are using very simple small ships and only basic weapons to hijack shipping passing through the Gulf of Aden, the last unwillingness of many Western states to secure robust counter-piracy measures has often meant the pirates have left scot-free.
The zero point of the European mission likely came last summer when the Royal Navy, having catched a party of Somali pirates, was liabled to leave them go some days later, but not before they had been given medical checks and secured with packets of nicotine spots to help them overcome their smoking infatuation.
This disturbing accident increased a worrying preference for keeping health and safety regulations somewhat than ensuring the safe passage of shipping on the high seas. May be one of the basis purposes of the conference which was on February in London, about Somalia's situation was to address this ridiculous state of affairs, and made sure that, in future, the naval patrols took a more robust approach.
The last week's attack was the 1st since agreement was achieved to enlarge the rules of engagement for Operation Atalanta, the European operation avoiding the piracy in the Horn of Africa, to permit targets on land to be attacked like those which are at sea. The result - 5 vessels that the pirates were using to hijack shipping have been given for unusable. Now that it has been demonstrated that effective action might be taken avoiding the pirates, rather than just mollycoddling them.