International Piracy on the High Seas

The Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation will convene at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, in Room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building to receive testimony regarding international piracy. The purpose of this hearing is to gather information on the causes and extent of piracy and to understand its effect on international shipping. To date, no U.S.-flagged vessels have been attacked or seized by pirates. However, the expansion of international piracy - particularly in the Horn of Africa region - threatens to raise the costs of transporting goods through that highly traveled region at a time of significant distress in the world economy

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    House of Representatives

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Publication Date: 2009-2


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 17p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01140729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2009 7:20AM