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November 17, 2017

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Ulterior decrease of the actions of piracy against the ships

In the first nine months of the 2017 they have been 121 regarding 141 in the period January-september last year

In the third trimester of this year all over the world 34 are put into effect attack by pirates to the ships, figure that is inferior of the -19% regarding the number of assaults recorded in the third trimester of 2016. The data is less elevated of the last years and confirmation the trend, even though fluctuating, of the reduction of the actions of piracy begun after the peaks of incidents happened between 2010 and 2011.

In particular, in the last summery trimester 29 ships are boarded by the pirates, three have been object of an attempt of attack, a ship has been object of firearm blows and a ship is seized.

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has announced that in the first nine months of the 2017 actions of piracy they have been altogether 121 regarding 141 in the period January-september last year. The boarded ships have been 92, that object of trying attack 11, the ships towards which have been exploded blows of firearm 13 and those seized five.

The last relationship of the IMB evidences that, if the number of attacks turns out decreasing regarding last year, however continues to arouse worry the incidents that happen in the Gulf of Guinea and the Asian south-east. Moreover they turn out in increase attacks it to wide of the coast of Venezuela and the threats to safety of the ships that journey to the wide one of Libya, area in which in the third trimester of this year a boarding attempt has happened.

Specific the precise relationship that in the third trimester of 2017 has not happened actions of piracy to the wide one of the coasts of the Somalia and that however the incidents been necessary in the months precedence suggest that in this area the pirates continue to being a threat for the marine traffic that journeys also to remarkable distance from the coast.

Commenting the content of the relationship, the director of the IMB, Pottengal Mukundan, it has exhorted to complete a effort in order to improve the exchange of information between the organisms engaged in the fight to piracy. "one of the more powerful weapons in the fight to piracy - it has explained - is represented by accurate statistics. It would have to be to us - it has emphasized - a free and mutual sharing of the information between the Piracy Reporting Centre of the IMB and the regional centers of information. With a picture more clearly than when and where they happen rapes incidents, the authorities are able to distribute their resources better in order to tackle to this total problem".




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