Maritime authorities have created a security corridor for ships entering the Port of Mombasa to counter piracy attacks on Kenya’s territorial waters.While not an ideal solution, at least it suggests that Kenya is going proactive in its defenses against Somali pirates who are increasingly intruding into Kenyan waters.
Vessels will be required to wait at the four identified co-ordinates, which according to the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) is a corridor of 10 by 20 nautical miles from the Port of Mombasa.
“The area is a security zone within which patrols by the Kenyan Navy have been enhanced to provide security for vessels waiting berthing at the port,” KMA director Ms Nancy Karigithu said.
Fishing boats, skiffs and leisure boats will be required to keep off the corridor, which will help identify any pirate skiff that approaches the corridor.
"We must be ready to dare all for our country. For history does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose." - President Eisenhower, First Inaugural Address
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Somali Pirates: Kenya Set Up Anti-Pirate Security Zone
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Whose waters aren't they intruding upon? Now that they have bigger mother ships it won't belong until they are a floating city of Tortuga...ReplyDelete
We are hearing there is a US Private armed maritime security escort company in Mombasa-Kenya. Do you have a clue?
Meanwhile, Royal Marines have been blowing up things off the coast of Somalia. There are pictures.ReplyDelete
Take that! Royal Marines blow up Somali pirates' ammunition-packed boat in battle to keep Indian Ocean safe