I caught this little chunk of story, at the end of another story I was reading and thought it was interesting.  So will other parts of Africa catch on, and just hijack these vessels on the other side of the block?  Pirates operate off the West Coast of Africa too.  We’ll see how it goes for them.  –Head Jundi


November 19,2008

By Sam Dolnick

……….On Tuesday, a major Norwegian shipping group, Odfjell SE, ordered its more than 90 tankers to sail around Africa rather than use the Suez Canal after the seizure of the Saudi tanker Saturday.

“We will no longer expose our crew to the risk of being hijacked and held for ransom by pirates in the Gulf of Aden,” said Terje Storeng, Odfjell’s president and chief executive. 

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