Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose on an anti-piracy mission off the Horn of Africa in 2010. Photograph: PA The UK has had to scale back its commitment to counter-piracy because the Royal Navy no longer has enough warships to dedicate one to Somalia all year round.
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A map of the Horn of Africa locating the Gulf of Aden and Somalia where piracy is rife
A Somali connected to the milita and pirates carries his high-calibre weapon on a beach in the central Somali town of Hobyo. Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images The Absalon is a modern and well-equipped Danish warship, one of a new...