Reaction to EU Navfor Attack (5/15)

 

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has issued the following brief and the related link that follows. In addition to his roles with the ITF, David Heindel is secretary-treasurer of the SIU. (The page that's linked below is taking a while to load as of mid-morning Tuesday, but the link is correct.)

 

Comment on EU Navfor attack on pirate equipment

 

Commenting on today’s EU Navfor attack on pirate equipment on the Somali shore, Dave Heindel, chair of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) seafarers’ section, said: “This appears to have been a timely, considered and professional operation. We hope that it will be followed by many more disruptive actions.”

 

He continued: “Limited though the effects of any one single operation can be, it sets a precedent for future actions. It is particularly welcome in a week that has seen increased use of weapons and violence by pirates.”

 

ENDS

 

For more details of today’s EU Navfor operation see www.eunavfor.eu/2012/05/eu-naval-force-delivers-blow-against-somali-pirates-on-shoreline

 

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