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20 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:54 GMT+2



April 10, 2018

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Pull-up of the actions of piracy against the ships

In the first three months of the 2018 they have been 66 regarding 43 in the same period last year

In the first trimester of this year the actions of piracy against the ships have quickly a pull-up determined from the increase of attack happened in the area of the West Africa. The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) of the International Chamber of Commerce has announced that in the first three months of the 2018 66 incidents regarding 43 in the same period have happened altogether last year. In the course of these incidents marine ones are taken hostage 100 and 14 have been kidnapped. In total they have been the 39 boarded ships, four those against which have been exploded firearm blows and four ships are seized. Moreover the IMB signallings of 12 ulterior attempts have reached of attack.

Of the 66 happened total incidents in the first trimester of this year, very 29 have happened in the Gulf of Guinea and, of the 114 marine captive facts from the pirates, all, except one, are seized in this area. Moreover all and the four seized ships were in this region, where in 2017 seizures are not recorded. In particular, to half January and at the beginning of February two product is seized tanker to the anchorage to Cotonou, while at the end last month two fishings boat are seized to 30 miles to the wide one of Nigeria and to 27 miles to the wide one of the Ghana. Single the Nigeria has recorded 22 incidents and of the 11 ships hit from firearm bullets, eight were to the wide one of Nigeria.

A single incident has been marked to the wide one of the Somalia, where they give two boats to the pursuit of a product tanker to about 160 miles to south-east of Hobyo have been exploded firearm blows. Moreover in the end of March an oil tanker of 160 thousand gross capacities in tons has marked of being is object of firearm blows while it journeyed in the Maritime Security Transit Corridor.

At last in Indonesia nine incidents of light entity against ships to the anchorage are recorded.


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