sexta-feira, 10 de abril de 2009
UM VELHO PROBLEMA COM CONTORNOS NOVOS: PIRATARIA MARÍTIMA
Captain 'tried to escape pirates'
A US captain was recaptured by Somali pirates after trying to swim from their lifeboat, US media reports say.
The US captain taken hostage by Somali pirates managed to jump off their lifeboat overnight but was recaptured, according to US media reports.
The escape attempt by Capt Richard Phillips was witnessed by a US navy ship nearby but happened too fast for it to come to his aid, NBC News says.
He was captured after a struggle on his ship, Maersk Alabama. Pirates seized the ship but the crew fought them off.
The US navy is bolstering its forces in the area to combat the pirate captors.
FONTE BBC NEWS
O mote é o combate à pirataria nas Costas da Somália. A propósito da a segurança no mar e da luta contra a pirataria marítima, ver:
Relatório do Secretário-Geral da Segurança Interna
Participação de Portugal no combate à pirataria marítima
EU NAVFOR, Conselho da Europa
Forças de Manutenção da Paz das Nações Unidas