Crises at seas

Print edition : October 31, 2014

The Interception of Vessels on the High Seas: Contemporary Challenges to the Legal Order of the Oceans, By Efthymios Papastavridis, Hart Publishing, Oxford, Pages: 365.

The Law and Practice of Piracy at Sea: European and International Perspectives, Edited by Panos Kontrakos and Achilles Skordas, Hart Publishing, Oxford, Pages: 374.

Turkish commandos, part of a NATO force patrolling the seas, with pirates they captured when they raided a skiff (left) in the Gulf of Aden, off Somalia, on September 26, 2009. Photo: AP

Crew members of the Maersk Alabama at the Mombassa port in Kenya, on April 13, 2009. In a daring high-seas rescue, U.S. Navy snipers killed three Somali pirates and freed the U.S. captain who was held at gunpoint. "Captain Phillips", the 2013 Hollywood film starring Tom Hanks, was based on this incident. Photo: AP

The books provoke serious thought on the neglected subject of the freedom of the high seas.
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