The use of Citadels in waters affected by Somali Piracy

Having a Citadel does not guarantee a Naval/Military force response. There are currently 3 requirements prior to any Naval/Military force intervention;

• All of crew, security teams and personnel on board embarked for passage must be secured in the Citadel.
• The crew of the ship must have self contained, independent, two way external communications. Sole reliance on VHF communications is insufficient.
• The pirates must be denied access to propulsion.

Additionally, there are other factors which determine the ability of the Naval/Military forces to respond, even if the conditions above are satisfied.

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