The setting of this case is off the coast of the failed state of Somalia, where piracy cases dramatically increased in recent years. In this case, a group of 14 pirates will have hijacked a cargo ship full of machines, but have yet to make demands. Hold the multinational crew of 20 (whose captain and two officers are American), the ship and the cargo hostage. The Chief Operating Officer of an international shipping company has to choose between alternative strategies to … Read more »

The setting of this case is off the coast of the failed state of Somalia, where piracy cases dramatically increased in recent years. In this case, a group of 14 pirates will have hijacked a cargo ship full of machines, but have yet to make demands. Hold the multinational crew of 20 (whose captain and two officers are American), the ship and the cargo hostage. The Chief Operating Officer of an international shipping company has to choose between alternative strategies to the crew, cargo and ship safely get back with as little cost as possible.
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Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra,
Michael train,
Jeanne M. McNett
Source: Ivey Publishing
9 sides.
Release Date: 23 November 2011. Prod #: W11524-PDF-ENG
Ransom on the high seas: the case of piracy in Somalia HBR case solution