Abshir Boyah

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Abshir Boyah is a Somali pirate. He is one of the best known pirates to emerge from Somalia during the increase of Somali-based pirate activity in the early 21st century.[1] He is based in Puntland and is considered a celebrity there.[2]

Boyah began his career in the early 1990s as a lobster fisherman. Due to aggressive and often violent behavior by foreign fishing operations off the Somali coast, Boyah began capturing foreign fishing vessels.[3]

References

  1. Gettleman, Jeffrey (May 8, 2009). " "For Somali Pirates, Worst Enemy May Be on Shore". The New York Times. Retrieved July 26, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Gettleman, Jeffrey (October 14, 2010). "The Pirates Are Winning!". The New York Review of Books. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved July 26, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Mullins, Lisa (July 26, 2011). "Learning More About Somali Pirates (audio)". The World (radio program). Retrieved July 26, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>