The Puntland state of Somalia, located in Northeastern Somalia, made an official announcement thanking the South Korean Chung-hae unit for its raid on Somali pirates. Puntland state officials argued that military action against Somali pirates is the best option they have in getting rid of Somali pirates and asked the international community to aid them in undertaking anit-piracy operations. There are around 30 military vessels from dozens of countries that are operating near the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial vessels from Somali pirate raids. However, as the Samho Jewelry hijacking clearly shows, the current system is inadequate. Using the South Korean Chung-hae unit's successful rescue operation as a turning point, the international community should bloster its cooperation in its anti-piracy effort.