Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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In this eye-opening account, respected author and seaman John C. Payne lifts the veil on modern piracy, detailing hundreds of very real and frightening accounts up until now. The recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates merely brought worldwide attention to an issue that has been simmering for years.

Author Biography

John C. Payne is a professional marine electrical engineer who has spent 35 years afloat on merchant ships and offshore oil industry vessels. He is a qualified Maritime Safety Auditor and Marine Surveyor as well as a cruising yachtsman. He has published more than a dozen books for yachts and pleasure vessels as well as numerous magazine articles. Currently, he works in Asia and the Middle East on various maritime and offshore projects.

Table of Contents

The Resurgence of Piracy
With Seeming Impunityp. 3
Unanticipated Consequencesp. 15
Cause and Effectp. 30
The Naval War on Piracyp. 47
Cruise Ship Attacksp. 73
Hot Zones
Piracy in Somalia and the Gulf of Adenp. 81
Somali Pirates and their Tacticsp. 91
Somali Pirate Attacks in 2009p. 103
Piracy Worldwidep. 119
Notable Pirate Attacks
The Hijacking of Maersk Alabamap. 135
The Hijacking of Fainap. 146
The Hijacking of Arctic Seap. 161
Other Notable Hijackingsp. 171
Piracy and Yachts
Reducing Piracy Risksp. 191
Notable Yacht Hijackings and Murdersp. 198
Yacht Piracy Worldwidep. 212
No End in Sightp. 224
Yacht Transit Advice in Somali Watersp. 233
Pirate Attacks Incidents Summaryp. 239
Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 257
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