Quick Note: Linking Piracy and Terrorism

Concerns over pirates and terrorists forming partnerships are receiving more attention. The International Herald Tribune reported today

special operations commandos and the marine police recovered a vessel early Tuesday that had disappeared and been reported hijacked nearly three years ago. After initially sailing on in defiance of orders to stop, the crew of 20 Chinese nationals aboard surrendered without a fight

This issue, along with other similar situations, have excerbated fears of insurers of increasingly hijackings. Are the insurers crying wolf or does intelligence indicate a  reasonable liklihood of a future terrorist connection? Probably both.