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18 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:13 GMT+1

January 11, 2018

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Last year the number of attacks of pirates to the ships is diminished of -6%

More lowland from 1995 is the figure

In the 2017 number of it attacks of pirates to the ships is dropped of the -6% being it are 180 regarding 191 that in the year precedence are communicated to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). In its last relationship on the activity of marine piracy the IMB has evidenced that recorded last year constitutes the number more low than incidents from 1995, year in which 188 happened some.

In the 2017 they have been the 136 ships boarded from the pirates regarding 150 in 2016. Moreover last year 22 attempts have happened of attack (22 in 2016), 16 ships have been object of blows of firearm (12) and six ships are seized (7%).

The specific relationship that in the course of 15 incidents is taken hostage altogether marine 91 (151 in 2016) and others 13 incidents 75 has been kidnapped (62). Altogether in it attacks six marine ones are hurt (8) and three have been victims of a murder, while in the 2016 no marine one has died as a result of the assaults of the pirates.

Last year, between the areas to greater risk of incidents, in the Gulf of Guinea 36 have happened attack and some ship is not seized, while in ten incidents in Nigerian waters or the surrounding areas marine ones have been kidnapped 65.

Wide Al of the coasts of the Somalia nine single incidents regarding two incidents in 2016 have happened and the IMB has evidenced in particular the violence of the assault put into effect last November regarding a portacontainer to about 280 miles nautical to east of Mogadishu, attacks in the course of which the pirates are not successful to carry out the boarding because of the evasive maneuvers executed by the ship against which the pirates, who fitted out with rocket launcher, before to withdraw itself have launch two missiles that have missed the target. As a result of these incidents six pirates somalis are captured and emprisoned by the Naval Force of the European Union and therefore are condemned to 30 years of confinement. "This dramatic incident and the data of 2017 - the Maritime director of the International Bureau, Pottengal Mukundan has commented - demonstrate that the pirates somalis still have the ability and the intention to launch attacks against mercantile ships to hundred of kilometers from their coasts".

Moreover last year in Indonesia 43 incidents regarding 49 in 2016 have happened and in the Philippines the number of attacks, moreover of smaller intensities and mostly against ships in port, it is more than doubled passing from 10 to 22.

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