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Aris 13 tanker

Somali pirates back on the radar

NAIROBI: The seizing of the Aris 13 tanker and its Sri Lankan crew on Monday -- the first successful attack by Somali pirates since 2012 -- came as little surprise to John Steed of the Oceans Beyond Piracy campaign group. International naval patrols and anti-piracy measures on commercial ships have practically eradicated Somali piracy since its peak in early 2011. But the poverty and other factors motivating the pirates have not disappeared and some ships may be letting their guard drop. "The question wasn't really…