Armed team on merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden
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Route of fear: Ships take up arms against Somali pirates

As Somali piracy grows as a threat for vessels sailing in the Gulf of Aden, an increasing number of ships are using armed security teams to protect themselves.

The BBC's Frank Gardner reports from a merchant ship sailing from the port of Muscat towards the Red Sea port of Suez, on the eight-day voyage that sailors call "the route of fear".

  • 13 Mar 2012
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