Krakow, Poland- Many different ships have been seized and pirated in the ocean off the coast of the nation of Somalia and now, finally, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance Organization has decided to step in.
?NATO will work to perform naval operations in the next year to help prevent the lawlessness that has been in effect off of Somalia, and we will fight against Piracy in all its forms,? NATO spokesman James Appathurai said last Thursday.
As part of the NATO Naval effort, United States Navy warships have been participating in the anti-piracy efforts. Many sailors and airmen have been able to participate in the effort and were granted a chance to take part in the fight against criminal pirates and piracy actions.
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The Gulf of Aden is one of the busiest sea lanes in the world and piracy has become an issue in the last 3-5 years, with large ships seized and then held for ransom. People have been killed and crewmembers lost at sea by these criminals who are ruthless in their goals.
Two ships recently released fell victim, causing millions of dollars in ransom, and included a Ukrainian ship loaded with military tanks and a large oil Tanker.