Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 48

01-Dec-2008

REGIONAL

Intertanko Calls For Blockade Of Somalia Coast, ESAI Advises Precautions

Members of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (Intertanko) called on 24 November for a UN-endorsed naval force comprised of international warships to blockade the coast of Somalia to halt bring piracy in the region. The hijacking of ships in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean by Somali pirates has forced some shipping companies to opt for...