Pirate Coast: How Somali waters became a haven for pirates
To see more go to http://www.journeyman.tv/?lid=62304
As Somali piracy refuses to go away, why does the international community seem powerless to stop it? Despite occasional shows of strength, local Somali fishermen believe that maybe they don’t really want to.
“If they were serious about tackling piracy they would have solved it ages ago”, argues the Somali coastguard. For them it is obvious: the Western ships have reasons other than pirates for wanting to patrol these waters. They believe the Somali seas have become a playground for Western navies to test arms, protect illegal fishery or just polish up their international image. A predominance of large warships seem to support their claims. “These vessels are enormous; we have small maneuverable boats, we can get away fast”, one pirate tells us.
KRO – Ref. 5229
Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world’s most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world’s top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you’ll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.