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23 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:21 GMT+2



April 9, 2019

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Still in sensitive decrease the number of attacks of the pirates to the ships

In strong decrease also the acts of violence against the crews

After the decrease of the -23,7% of the actions of piracy against the ships recorded in the last trimester of 2018, in the first three months of this year an ulterior accentuation of the decrease of the assaults is found that are come down of the -42,4% to 38 regarding 66 incidents happened in the first trimester of 2018. PRC) of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB has announced the Piracy Reporting Centre () specifying that in the course of the first three months of this year 27 ships (39 in the first three months of 2018) is boarded by pirates, seven (11) has been object of firearm blows and they have been also four (12) attempts of I attack. The PRC has emphasized that in the first trimester of 2019, for the first time by the first trimester of 1994, no ship is seized (against 4 ships seized in the first three months of 2018).

Particularly important it has been the decrease of the acts of violence against the crews come down from 119 in the first three months of 2018 to 23 in the first trimester of this year, included kidnapping of 21 marine ones, a marine one a taken hostage and marine object of threats.

Evidencing that these data are encouraging, the director of the IMB, Pottengal Mukundan, however has admonished not to consider that the decrease of the piracy actions is by now a consolidated tendency: "statistics of the first trimester - it has explained - constitute a short period too much in order to anticipate the trend in the course of the year".

Of the incidents happened in the first three months of this year, 22 have been necessary in the Gulf of Guinea, region in which happened kidnappings of the 21 marine ones in five different have happened all attack. In Nigeria they have been 14 incidents regarding 22 in the first trimester of 2018. In Indonesia they have happened are three incidents (the number more low from 2010).


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