OBP lauds international efforts against piracy in Somalia

Brussels, Oct. 28 (CNA) International efforts against piracy in Somalia have helped to reduce pirate attacks in the region, according to Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP), which negotiated the recent release of 26 hostages, including one from Taiwan.

The number of Somalian pirates has significantly decreased over the past several years and their weapons are also not as good as in the past, said Ben Lawellin, a project manager for OBP focusing on Somali Maritime Resource and Security Strategy.

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Source: focustaiwan.tw

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