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ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) Latest Data
Updated on 15 June 2013. Source: ICC
Somali related incidents
Seven reported incidents including one hi-jacking
Current crew / vessels held by Somali pirates
Nigeria related incidents
22 reported incidents including one hijacking.
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7 March 2014 @ 10:17 pm UTC
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7 March 2014 @ 2:39 pm UTC
Jack Black schools all of you on the truth about piracy. Remember, don’t be a douche….
7 March 2014 @ 9:02 am UTC
ICC Commercial Crime Services (CCS) is the anti-crime arm of the International Chamber of Commerce….
7 March 2014 @ 7:15 am UTC
Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa, considered to be a home of world’s best known contemporary pirates. Numerous hijacking operations of ……
7 March 2014 @ 6:03 am UTC
THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA: Ending the Threat, Rebuilding a Nation The World Bank Regional Vice-Presidency for Africa To read the full report please visit:…
6 March 2014 @ 11:22 pm UTC
Somalia Report is a 24/7 exclusive ground-based news premier network based inside Somalia covering piracy, conflict and breaking news….
6 March 2014 @ 4:42 pm UTC
Fighting piracy is a vital element of the United States’ strategic objectives in Somalia, which are to help this stressed nation to regain stability, eliminate ……
6 March 2014 @ 4:20 pm UTC
The incidents of piracy off the coast of Somalia have received worldwide attention in recent years. Prior to 2005, piracy in this area was not a major concern….
6 March 2014 @ 12:10 pm UTC
Piracy off the Horn of Africa. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress. Lauren Ploch Analyst in African Affairs. Christopher M. Blanchard…
6 March 2014 @ 9:25 am UTC
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6 March 2014 @ 8:20 am UTC
While piracy off the Horn of Africa has recently gained significant press, it is not a new phenomenon. From the beginning of the Common Era, travelers have ……
6 March 2014 @ 7:16 am UTC
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6 March 2014 @ 2:15 am UTC
The piracy phenomena began with the collapse of the Somali government in 1991 when land lords and militia forces seized control over the northern regions ……
5 March 2014 @ 7:17 pm UTC
Muddy waters, navy bluesTimes of IndiaSince 2008, the navy's operational tempo has mounted steadily on account of overseas deployments, anti-piracy patrols, tactical exercises and coastal securit…
5 March 2014 @ 9:33 am UTC
Horn of Africa Piracy. As an industry facilitator to meet security challenges, one of the roles of the Maritime Administration is to provide useful information to ……
5 March 2014 @ 8:00 am UTC
Somali Pirates, a guide to Somalia’s modern day pirates. Who are these pirates, where and how do Somali pirates operate, and what can be done to stop Somali Piracy?…
5 March 2014 @ 5:16 am UTC
Pirates flee from the German navy as the frigate Rheinland-Pfalz intercepted them in the Gulf of Aden off Somalia’s coast on March 3, 2009. The German navy detained ……
4 March 2014 @ 2:35 pm UTC
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4 March 2014 @ 12:41 pm UTC
Piracy off the coast of Somalia. The Department of Political Affairs contributes along with partner UN entities to the global fight against piracy off the coast of ……
4 March 2014 @ 4:12 am UTC
CRS Reports on Piracy off the Horn of Africa…
Essential Contacts And Documents
In this section we provide only the most essential contacts and pointers to necessary documentation. It is up to the navigator to source all necessary information that they think appropriate for their passage. Our best advice is that you contact as many organisations and contacts of your detailed passage plan as possible, including task forces and coastguards. Below are our recommended contacts and essential reading.
The UK Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) office in Dubai acts as the primary point of contact for merchant vessels and liaison with military forces in the region. UKMTO Dubai also administers the Voluntary Reporting Scheme, under which merchant vessels are encouraged to send regular reports, providing their position/course/speed and ETA. The link above is their email address.
Set up by the European task force to tackle piracy in this area. Established the Internationally Recommended Transit Corridor (IRTC). Esper joined MSCHOA organisation to gain full access to the website. Maintenance of ship’s position with the MSCHOA throughout the Indian Ocean is recommended.
Go to their IMB Reporting centre for information on piracy and a map of piracy activity.
The International Sailing Federation was set up to provide racing sailors with a set of internationally recognised set of rules and measurement standards. The ISAF also produces a set of recommendations for sailors entering into known areas of piracy. The link above takes you to the latest downloadable pdf on their recommendations.
From the ICC website: “Industry bodies, along with the IMB and navies, have developed guidelines to assist masters in transiting the dangerous waters in the Gulf of Aden and off the east coast of Somalia.The guidelines, called the Best Management Practice (BMP), are a fluid document which gets updated with renewed guidelines as lessons are learned.” Click on the link to download the pdf.
EU NAVFOR Operation Atalanta acts in accordance with United Nations Security Councils resolutions. The military operation was launched 8 December and has been extended by the European Council until December 2012. EU Navfor has a download page which includes a weekly piracy incident summary, list of currently pirated vessels and the anti-piracy planning chart.
Below is a random clip from youtube on the subject of Somali pirates, uploaded within the last 18 months. The buttons on the left (< and >) jump backwards and forwards between random clips, whilst the buttons on the right take you to the original youtube link, switches to full screen, and mutes the volume respectively.
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