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How To Tackle Maritime Piracy? Blackout On Sea Princess Avoids Somali Pirates

A luxury cruise ship on a 104-day world tour and carrying 1,900 passengers was forced into a 10-day blackout mode on the first leg of its journey from Sydney to Dubai as the crew feared an attack by Somali pirates, reports said Wednesday.

"No deck parties, no movies under the stars, no late-night outdoor bar hopping or pool dipping," Jasinski wrote, providing the list of things that were shut down because of the potential threat.

The United Nations has had several meetings throughout the years over the issue, specifically in 2008 when concerns were heightened due to persistent and high-profile acts of piracy off the coast of Somalia.

"Any measures aboard Sea Princess were simply taken out of an abundance of caution and not in response to a specific threat and are common to international shipping sailing in the region."

Generally, a large ship has four guards, usually experienced and former Royal Marines who possess the skills and the ability to resist the threat, according to the Telegraph.

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  • Reports: Lights out, music off for cruise passengers to avert 'pirate attack'WPXI Pittsburgh
  • Cruise ship at risk of pirate attack imposed 10-night curfewExpressNewsline
  • Sea Princess Cruise Passengers Ordered To Go Dark And Quiet: 'Be Prepared For ...The Inquisitr
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  • Cruise passengers ordered to turn off lights, music for 10 days to avoid ...Sacramento Bee

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