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AKE presents latest Monthly Piracy Report

Global pirate activity dropped to 23 attacks over the course of June. Piracy decreased off the coast of Somalia with fewer attempted attacks recorded largely due to unfavourable weather conditions, but one hijack of an Omani dhow occurred off Masirah Island, Oman. Attacks dropped in West African waters, but three serious attacks were recorded on one day between 70-120NM off Nigeria. Attacks remained at a low level in South-East Asia. No attacks were officially recorded in Latin America. At least 245 crewmembers are currently being held, with many facing detention periods of over 300 days, at a current average of 169 days. One tanker was released for ransom, in addition to a South African couple held hostage for 597 days. Average ransom amounts are approximately US$5 million at present. Read more »

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The Human and Economic Costs of Somali Piracy

Somali pirates, the bane of freighters and tankers plying routes south of the Arabian Peninsula, are adopting daring new tactics to counter the effects of a multinational naval crackdown and better-protected merchant ships.

In the first-ever attack on a vessel at anchor in a country’s territorial waters, armed pirates hijacked the chemical tanker Fairchem Bogey within sight the Omani port of Salaleh on August 20, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center explained that armed pirates boarded the ship, took its 21 crew hostage and put the vessel on course for Somalia.

 

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