Pirate Hunting: Meet the Counter-Piracy Task Force | ENDEVR DocumentarySep 10, 2023
foreign channel foreign on his trip to Singapore do you know what this is yes, I think they are some sweet security suits or something yes, it is a bulletproof device in the spring of 2009 his sister ship was hijacked off the coast of Somalia, an event which still haunts the crew in the bow Cecil we thank you oh um foreigner has been at sea for more than 30 years but this type of equipment is the first even for this veteran the sea route through the Suez Canal and the Gulf of Aden is one of the main transportation routes of the seas.
Every month more than 2,000 ships use this important trade route between Asia and Europe. It is in these waters that Somali
pirates are wreaking havoc. Forward Captain Cecil summons his crew to a general
meeting to report and advise on his dangerous voyage. welcome to this general
meeting, we are attacked, we will sound the alarm and if the parents come, I don't think it will help anyone to try our Sylvester Stallone or something like that. Nancy, 20, is the only woman among the 27 crew members. At the same time, the Norwegian "refrigerator" warship Nansen also arrived in the Red Sea on its way to join the newly created EU
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Dutch foreigner Peter Bent has overall command of the 12 warships assigned to patrol and protect a sea area larger than the entire United States if Somalia slips it will also buy even more
piracywhich is a security risk for the entire world . 80 percent of trade in goods and energy is transported abroad, so it is vital for everyone that We have to fight as a friend, the future of Nonsen is among the newest and most sophisticated ships in the
forcefor this occasion, has been equipped with robotic machine guns Prison Barracks and super fast speedboats operated in no way by foreign Navy Seals starting twenty years ago.
Old Ina has been in the Navy for almost a year and today she and the rest of the crew will get their first taste of the realities of overseas
huntingagain overseas in the city of Odessa Ukraine from this cargo ship from the Black Sea port Faida. She set sail in September 2008 on her way to Kenya and Sudan for the first time. Sergey and his friends talk about their ordeal after being kidnapped by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, an event that triggered the Western naval offensive against the pirates on September 25, 2008 The Faina enters the Gulf of Eden carrying a sinister cargo foreigner Christian reports foreign instructions aboard the tanker Cecil the crew has begun their final preparations before crossing the dangerous Gulf of Aden oh foreigner in addition to the barbed wire and rope floats the captain has decided to extend hoses with boiling steam along the Sides the ship will become a floating fortress Manila foreign trade Do you want to squeeze your fingers?
Ali Arif is only 29 years old and is already the commander of a group of 20 pirates. Piracy has made him a rich man here in Beer City, which has been called the pirate capital of Somalia, off the beach lies Ali's latest Bounty, a Filipino ship that he hopes will soon bring Ransom support. In the Philippines the sea outside of beer used to be full of tuna, lobster and shrimp, then the foreigner arrived with modern fishing boats searching the bear reefs of life, without sustenance, the population here had no choice but to resort to piracy, According to Somali human rights defender, Mohammed Waldo, it is simply a desperate response of a desperate people of the scattered death fishermen of a desperate community is a desperate foreign response the nonsense refrigerated warship has been assigned to escort the bow Cecil for a few miles so thank you it's a bit of nonsense foreign foreigner the Ukrainian freighter Faina barely managed to send out a distress signal before the pirates came on board, in just a few minutes the 17 frightened sailors were captured and forced to lodge in a small cabin of only 12 square meters.
The foreigner managed to hide his mobile phone number. This is her own video footage of her captivity, which was to last four full months, the Faina is taken to the pirate port of Habio while an American warship arrives to monitor the situation. As the weeks go by, the crew realizes that their shipping company in Odessa is not going to pay the ransom anytime soon. the people in the small cabin are starting to irritate each other foreigner foreigner the weather is gradually improving making the conditions ideal for small pirate gifts a surveillance plane has detected a suspicious ship the fool gets the assignment foreigner foreigner despite the amount of pirate weapons and equipment found EU procedures do not allow the crew of the Nansen to interrogate suspects.
There is no law against carrying weapons in international waters and the evidence may not guarantee a conviction in Kenya, the country designated to try suspects in court. The Norwegian commander hesitates. he finally decides to let the Pirates go abroad, the Pirates get a portion of sandwiches, water and foreign Halal chicken, but then something happens. The Pirates apparently don't want to leave any Waypoint, no weapons and they don't know the direction, so one, six, one degree. Meanwhile, aboard the bow Cecil, news of the army's latest en
counterwith pirates has hit like a bomb, yes, foreigner, um conditioner, foreigner, some pirates still end up in the custody of Western navies, usually in cases where who are caught during an actual kidnapping attempt.
The crew of this pirate mothership has just been arrested by US Marines. The suspects are transported to the warship's hangar for processing. From there they are taken to Kenya to stand trial. The Kenyans, however, are not at all happy to accept these. prisoners, we only take what we are able to handle in other words we bite off what we can chew at this moment more than 100 Somali pirates await their trials in Kenyan prisons as part of a deal that not even the country's parliamentarians know anything about we have raised in Parliament with the desire to know the details of this top secret agreement between the United States of America and certain nations of the European Union to provide facilities in Kenya for the detention of suspects.
The UN has allocated about four million dollars a year to help Kenyans. The justice system deals with the large number of piracy cases, but the public defenders who will represent the Pirates have not yet seen any of this money, where the facilities where the funds are located. I am representing about 32 pirates of the total of about 123 that are already here and in none of the files have they given me even a pin, we have quite functional institutions and they are being exploited by Western nations, which are not themselves, they lead to these people to their own countries, until now alone, full of pirates. has been condemned in Kenya the entire Agreement casts doubt on the seriousness of the Western nation in wanting to combat the Somali pirates according to the writer Loretta napoleone why take them to Kenya I mean why not somewhere else this is the typical shortcut solution that Western governments really like I don't want to deal with their problem, so you know, just know, do the minimum at enormous cost to the foreign taxpayer.
Cecil is halfway to the Gulf of Eight when an alert lookout spots something suspicious because I actually saw something nice overseas. Rochester. I am getting closer to your position, last year there was a tremendous increase in piracy off the coast of Somalia, here in London, piracy has created a whole new industry, we have a new industry of insurance companies, security companies that secure and protect loads. a big business since terrorism has become a big business if you look at ransom payments or a kind of conservative estimate for 2008, around 50 million, can travel, that's probably to calculate the total cost of piracy in terms of their attorneys' fees. extra pay to your crew etc., increased insurance premiums and all these extra costs trickle down to people like you and me.
I think as consumers, as shipping becomes more expensive, delegate company swinglehurst is one of the few insurance executives who agrees to be interviewed. about piracy Insurance tailor-made for the situation in the Gulf of Aden, you know that for the cost of insurance you would pay around 10 15 000, okay, for Transit, we were certainly the pioneers in the market and we received literally dozens of dozens of queries, so Christmas Card List Scott, you suddenly know it went from, say, a tenfold increase. Some analysts believe it is problematic that too many people are now starting to make a lot of money from the threat of piracy.
I don't think the word world population is really. They are interested in stopping the rubber from piracy because they don't understand what the problem is here in Somalia. They think the problem is that foreigners have taken all their fish. Foreign reserves are trying to stop this illegal fishing that is happening in a big way now under eyes and nose and, in fact, under the protection of the Navy, pirate chief Ali Arif remembers the day he and his father came across a large fleet of foreign trawlers at sea um camera Ali's father disappeared at sea that day, I have a choice to choose To be killed by a warlord To be killed by poverty and hunger and to be killed by American Bully I'd rather be an American bullet and with the possibility of winning something too sometime foreign Cecil is still being chased by a possible pirate ship The warships that are here to protect The merchant ships have not responded to his distress calls, they have not worshiped the communism, thank you because this is a CSL tanker, yes, we have detected a slightly suspicious target on our starboard side, it is now heading towards our school, a foreign gilo, India, meanwhile, the warship.
Nansen's refrigerator also receives a dramatic distress call. An Italian freighter has been attacked a few miles away. The pilots opened fire to force it to stop very quickly. Thank you. Now this is the European warship. I will constantly send two fast ships. To your position they will arrive quickly to your foreign ship, foreign. It's okay because 100 days have passed since the fine that kidnapped me for Christmas. The Pirates give their hostages a bottle of whiskey to share among themselves and that's how they celebrate New Year's Eve 2008. Yes, abroad, the Pirates have demanded a ransom of 25 million dollars, an amount that no one wants to pay.
London lawyer Stephen Askins is hired to negotiate the most difficult case we have ever been involved in, that of Faina. You are dealing with irrational people. not like a standard business negotiation where you expect someone to start very high and you start very low and maybe find yourself in the middle, there are no real rules for it, the negotiations are deadlocked, one day the Somalis come to the cabin and order the sailors to go on deck there is no karate America back in Ukraine the Pirates receive reactions after noon it is due to persistent rumors that the Ukrainian authorities are planning a spectacular rescue operation the mothers of the hostages decide to begin negotiate with the Pirates themselves they contacted the pirate commander aboard the Faina he calls himself Muhammad he is a foreigner Cecil they still have not heard any news about the suspicious ship that the NATO cult had promised to check at home if they have any information about this this fishing boat that we previously reported that contacted as a transport, although it was carrying the gold.
Can you repeat one more time? She was carrying something good. Yes, she was a transport of gold. They became more prime suspects. Instead, oh my God, I pray, yes, carrying gold. Essential or something strange. foreigners led by a helicopter from the dutch flagship nansen's future has set full speed southeast towards the men who attacked the italian cargo ship jokes with a lead of only 10 nautical miles the chances of finding the culprits are good the barracks of the prison are prepared For potential guests, the crew has already received information about the attack on the Italian ship and the hitherto feudal overseas pirate hunt in Cambodia.
Thank you. The speculation is that sailors and insurance companies no longer believe the military can solve the piracy problem. what we're doing is what I think, you know, what the European naval forces are doing, you know, it's a short-term solution, you know, it's a band-aid. British security company Hart is one of many that openly advertise their armed services to ship owners with the added value of huge discounts on insurance premiums. The heart provides a weaponized approach toprotection. We are quite expensive and it ranges from about £120 to £180,000 and it depends on the type of vessel, how long it lasts.
The faster the boat goes, the less time it needs our services on board, but a general rule of thumb is that we're going to be about twice as long as on an unarmed approach here in the mountains of northern Italy, the security company. Sig is organizing a selection course for future marine marshals. The chief instructor is a former mercenary with extensive experience working in Africa. Some of these guys we have on this course are going there and they are willing to go there and we need to prepare. them for what they are going to find. I think there are only three or four guys in this class who are really willing to go out now and look for a job.
Yes, foreign weapons training is an important part of the course and here are some. of the Arsenal, this company offers its customers M theater, so I call the spotlights, eh? Private security contractors like Tour Guy or Frixen think that international naval forces have lost their credibility because they are reacting too timidly against the Pirates. His message to future clients is This yes, it will be worse. There is definitely no doubt about that. Personally I think a more brutal collision force is the only thing that could stop this. Some security companies now have their own private fleets of armed patrol ships outside Somalia there are fears that this trend will inevitably lead to an escalation by pirates as well, one pirate told me: you know they have weapons that can sink the most ships at sea, but have been reluctant to do so.
But if we put our backs against the wall, I don't know what they can do or what they can do. In February 2009, a Ukrainian billionaire announced that he would pay the ransom for the Faina crew 134 days later. The kidnapping two boxes containing more than three million dollars in cash are parachuted onto the deck of the ship. A few hours later, the pirates and the money are gone. The US Navy arrives with much-needed food and medical supplies. Foreigner Foreigner Foreigner What kind of problems would there be? It would be good for your company if Somalia piracy disappeared overnight.
I mean, obviously, it would be sad in a way because, like I said before, we've probably improved our earnings, let's say 30 35 this year, troll. Many of the crew members aboard the warship's nonsense refrigerator have a new impression of the pirates they have come to fight. A foreigner Cecil can finally take a break after a harrowing 30-hour passage through the Gulf of Aden OS a fence The merchant ship's sailors continue their journey with mixed feelings about the military and its effort to fight off foreign attacks by the Pirates Elizabeth continues to increase the cost of, you know, keeping these types of ships at sea is astronomical, so we have to reinvent and recreate.
A new way to find piracy. We have seen how pirates are often fed and released despite having clear intentions to attack ships due to the underlying legal dilemmas faced by multinational naval forces. It's more political and advertising than doing the work. Does not cost. cash is not protective it does not work the general solution is on land what we see at sea is definitely necessary but the solution is in a stable Somalia I think that both critics and pirate hunters share the understanding that before the sailors of the The world's merchant fleets may begin to feel safer.
The international community must do something about conditions in war-torn Somalia. Meanwhile, Somalia's pirates are thriving thanks to the ever-increasing ransoms paid by shipowners on the beaches of the pirate capital. Ale Ali Arif is even considering raising the stakes thanks to foreign foreigner
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