Somali pirates hunting international shipping in the Indian Ocean
Glencore Chief Simon Murray Launches Private Navy To Combat Somali Pirate Threat -- The Australia/The Times
BRITAIN'S first private navy in almost two centuries is being created by a group of businessmen to take on the Somali pirates who are terrorising an expanse of the Indian Ocean.
Its armed vessels - including a 10,000-ton mother ship and high-speed armoured patrol boats - will be led by a former Royal Navy commodore. He is recruiting 240 former marines and other sailors for the force.
It will escort its first convoy of oil tankers, bulk carriers - and possibly an occasional yacht - along the east coast of Africa in late March or April.
Typhon, the company behind the venture, is chaired by Simon Murray, a millionaire businessman who joined the French Foreign Legion as a teenager and walked unsupported to the South Pole aged 63.
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Update #1: British Private Navy to Wage War on Somali Pirates -- IBTimes
Update #2: Dad’s navy: Retired sea dogs to protect shipping from Somali pirates -- RT
My Comment: Somali piracy has declined in the past year .... but it is still there, and I am sure that for this 'private navy', there will be more than enough work for them