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Piracy Flourishes Off Somalia Coast

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Piracy Flourishes Off Somalia Coast

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Piracy Flourishes Off Somalia Coast

Piracy Flourishes Off Somalia Coast

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Piracy is rampant off the coast of Somalia. Ships and crews have been held captive in this lucrative and illegal industry. One company, Anti-Piracy Maritime Security Services, based in the UK, blasts suspected pirates with painful audio to keep them at bay. However, pirates recently got a hold of one of the ships that the company was protecting.

We talk with CEO Nick Davis about what happened with his ship and the complexities involved in securing a ship. Alex Cohen then talks with Somali journalist Abukar Albadri about how pirates are regarded in Somalia.