ITF praises attack on Somali coast

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The International Transport Workers’ Federation  (ITF) has applauded Tuesday’s EU NAVFOR airborne operation to destroy pirate equipment on the Somali shore.

Commenting on the attack, Dave Heindel, chair of the Federation’s 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.

“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.”