Private navy to combat piracy

Shipping insurers are considering setting up the world's first private navy in modern times to fight Somali pirates.

    Shipping insurers are considering setting up the world's first private navy in modern times to combat the threat posed by Somali pirates.

    In 2010, there have been 123 attacks and 33 hijackings. Maritime insurance companies have paid out $300m in ransoms over the past two years.

    Graeme Gibbon Brooks is the managing director of Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service, a private security company. He joins David Foster from Hastings in England.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.