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Shippers fret over expected Somali piracy upsurge

Aug 5, 2009
* Monsoon to end soon, shippers braced for attacks * Military guards on ships unlikely given tight resources By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Pirates are likely to step up attacks on ships off Somalia’s coast in coming months as the end of the monsoon season brings better weather, naval and shipping officials say. Deploying military personnel on vulnerable vessels may be the best...