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14 November 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:08 GMT+1



October 15, 2019

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In the third trimester the actions of piracy against the ships are diminished of -16%

In the first nine months of the 2019 decrease it has been of -24%

In the first nine months of this year the actions of piracy against the ships all over the world have been 119, with a decrease of the -24% regarding 156 in the correspondent period of 2018, reduction that in the solo third trimester of 2019 has been of the -16% being itself verified 41 incidents regarding 49 in the period July-september of the year precedence.

The Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) of the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has announced that in the first nine months of the 2019 ships boarded from the pirates have been 95 regarding 107 in the same period of 2018, the ships against which have been exploded firearm blows have been 10 regarding 13 in the year precedence, seized ships four so as in the first nine months of 2018 and the attempts of I attack have been 10 regarding 32 in the period January-september of 2018.

In the course of the incidents happened in the first nine months of this year the acts of violence have been 133 (164 in the first nine months of 2018), with kidnapping of 70 people (39), the taken one hostage of 49 people (112), the wounding of six people (6) and the killing of a marine one regarding no mortal incident in the first nine months of 2018.

The IMB has specified that the area of the continuous Gulf of Guinea to being to high risk being itself verified in the region 86% of taken hostage of the crews and almost 82% of kidnappings. "In spite of the incidents they are down - it has explained the directed one of the IMB, Pottengal Mukundan - the continuous Gulf of Guinea to arouse worry for the intensity and the frequency of the actions of piracy and the assaults armed with kidnapping of members of the crews. It is important - he has emphasized Mukundan - than commanders and shipowners continue to be profitable notice all attack to it, are those happened that those trying or fearing, so that an accurate picture of these incidents emerges and is undertaken measures against these criminals before the incidents endure an escalation".

The IMB has announced that the incidents in Indonesia continue to diminish and they have not happened any in Somalia, although the pirates somalis continue to having the ability to hit are in waters somalis who in the Indian Ocean.




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