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Author Boyle, John, author.

Title Blood ransom : stories from the front line in the war against Somali Piracy / John Boyle. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Publication Info. New York, NY : Adlard Coles Nautical, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2015.
©2015
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Summary For the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy--a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats,they range up to a thousand miles from their home shores. Armed with ancient AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, they scour the western Indian Ocean. No-one knows how many simply die at sea. But occasionally these modern-day pirates hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews that will be ransomed for millions of dollars. This is a war that's estimated to cost the world economy $18 billion every year, and has so far seemed impossible to win.
Subject Maritime terrorism -- Somalia.
Piracy -- Somalia.
Piracy -- Somalia -- Prevention.
Hijacking of ships -- Somalia.
World politics -- 21st century.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Boyle, John. Blood Ransom : Stories from the Front Line in the War Against Somali Piracy 9781472912671 (OCoLC)908282802
ISBN 9781472912688 electronic bk.
1472912683 electronic bk.
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