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1 See John, R. Crook Contemporary Practice of the United States, 100 AJIL 487 (2006), 101 AJIL 700 (2007), 102 AJIL 169 (2008); Pirates Seize Jordanian Ship Carrying Aid to Somalia , N.Y. Times, May 19, 2008, at A8; Knickmeyer, Ellen 100 Hostages Held by Somali Pirates , Wash. Post, Sept. 12, 2008, at A11; Gettleman, Jeffrey Somali Pirates Capture Tanks and Unwanted Global Notice , N.Y. Times, Sept. 27, 2008, at A1; Knickmeyer, Ellen On a Vital Route, a Boom in Piracy , Wash. Post, Sept. 27, 2008, at A1; Gettleman, Jeffrey Pirates Flourish in a Lawless Nation , N.Y. Times, Oct. 31, 2008, at A1.

2 Shanker, Thorn U.S. Urges Merchant Chips to Try Steps to Foil Pirates , N.Y. Times, Nov. 20, 2008, at A10.

3 Gettleman,Somali Pirates Capture Tanks and Unwanted Global Notice, supra note 1; Gettleman, Jeffrey Tensions Rise over Ship Hijacked off Somalia , N.Y. Times, Sept. 29, 2008, at A9; Gettleman, Jeffrey Pirates Tell Their Side: They Want Only Money , N.Y. Times, Oct. 1, 2008, at A6; Gettleman, Jeffrey Somali Pirates, Haggling over Arms–Laden Ship, Appear to Be Reducing Ransom , N.Y. Times, Oct. 2, 2008, at A14.

4 Gettleman, Pirates Tell Their Side; They Want Only Money, supra note 3; Knickmeyer, Ellen U.S. Navy Bolsters Watch over Ship Seized by Somali Pirates , Wash. Post, Sept. 30, 2008.

5 Robert, F. Worth Pirates Seize Saudi Tanker off Kenya; Ship Called the Largest Ever Highjacked , N.Y. Times, Nov. 18, 2008, at A6; Kasolowsky, Raissa & Webb, Simon Somali Pirates Seize Saudi Tanker Carrying $100 Million in Oil , Wash. Post, Nov. 18, 2008, at A24; Otterman, Sharon & McDonald, Mark Hijacked Supertanker Anchors off Somalia , N.Y. Times, Nov. 19, 2008, at A12; Ambah, Faiza Saleh After Hijacking Saudi Foreign Minister Says Nation Will Join Anti–piracy Efforts , Wash. Post, Nov. 19, 2008, at A12.

6 Robert, F. Worth Pirates Seize Saudi Tanker off Somalia , N.Y. Times, Nov. 12, 2008, at A14.

7 Knickmeyer, Ellen Somalia Embraces Foreign Assistance Against Pirates , Wash. Post, Oct. 2, 2008, at A17.

9 Cody, Edward France Rescues Two Hostages , Wash. Post, Sept. 13, 2008, at A14.

10 NATO Fleet Sails Toward Somalia to Guard Against Piracy , N.Y. Times, Oct. 23, 2008, at A12.

11 Kulish, Nicholas Legal Hurdles in West Slow Pursuit of Pirates , N.Y. Times, Nov. 29, 2008, at A5.

12 Wax, Emily & Tyson, Ann Scott Indian Naval Warship Destroys Pirate Vessel , Wash. Post, Nov. 20, 2008, at A16. The owner of the sunken vessel claims that it was seized by pirates on the day it was sunk. Oman: Owner Says Trawler, Not Pirate Ship, Was Sunk , N.Y. Times, Nov. 26, 2008, at A12; McDonald, Mark Mistake Cited in Sinking of Boat by India , N.Y. Times, Nov. 27, 2008, at A10.

13 U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet News Release No. 134–08, Super Tanker Attacked in Arabian Sea (Nov. 17, 2008), at <

14 U.S. Dep’t of State Press Release No. 2008/824, Somali Piracy (Taken Question) (Oct. 2, 2008), at <

15 Shanker, supra note 2.

16 U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet News Release No. 134–08, supra note 13.


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