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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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31 July 2014 @ 1:40 pm UTC
Information on piracy as well as tips on how to protect yourself against it….
29 July 2014 @ 6:46 pm UTC
The Maritime Executive"Piracy Hotspot is Shifting"The Maritime ExecutiveProper maritime safety tactics affect not only the safety on board, which is ensured with technical regulations, train…
27 July 2014 @ 10:24 am UTC
Piracy in Somalia – Over 100 mariners are held captive inside Somalia by pirates. With ransoms reaching millions of dollars, piracy has become big business ……
27 July 2014 @ 10:17 am UTC
Somalia Report is a 24/7 exclusive ground-based news premier network based inside Somalia covering piracy, conflict and breaking news….
27 July 2014 @ 9:12 am UTC
…STABILITY, THE SUEZ CANAL AND SUMED PIPELINESOMALIA: EXTREMISM AND PIRACYSomalia as A Center of Terrorism and ExtremismSomalia and PiracyDJIBOUTI: A KEY BASE FOR US AND FRENCH FORCESERITREA AND ETH…
26 July 2014 @ 7:08 pm UTC
Countering Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia … Threat to Maritime Commerce, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief, and Regional Security and Development….
26 July 2014 @ 1:46 pm UTC
A guide to Somalian pirates, including who they are, where and how do Somali pirates operate, and what can be done to stop Somali piracy….
26 July 2014 @ 1:39 pm 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 ……
26 July 2014 @ 5:11 am UTC
Piracy off the coast of Somalia has been a threat to international shipping since the second phase of the Somali Civil War in the early 21st century. Since 2005 ……
25 July 2014 @ 5:08 pm UTC
Make sure your security strategy protects against shifting tactics, a snowballing number of incidents and increasing levels of violence. The constantly shifting ……
25 July 2014 @ 4:07 am UTC
Piracy off the Horn of Africa. Congressional Research Service Report for Congress. Lauren Ploch Analyst in African Affairs. Christopher M. Blanchard…
24 July 2014 @ 9:36 pm UTC
Times of IndiaCan India Become a Multilateral Maritime Leader?the DiplomatThe Malabar exercise itself is not concerned with broad strategic cooperation, but merely tactical issues, including improving…
22 July 2014 @ 2:36 pm UTC
the DiplomatRIMPAC and the Politics of Maritime Engagementthe Diplomat… from the fact that participation in the RIMPAC is in itself an enormously beneficial proposition for the PLA-N. As China'…
20 July 2014 @ 10:17 am UTC
Energy addictionMizzima NewsSome Western experts in anti-piracy tactics urge the use of private armed security firms by tanker operators. “Pirates have yet to successfully attack a single vessel pro…
17 July 2014 @ 9:27 am UTC
CBS NewsChina joins US in huge naval drillCBS NewsIt was a great opportunity to build interoperability and also share tactics and procedures and just observe the way they conduct the same missions as …
11 July 2014 @ 8:42 am UTC
…Somalia and strict adherence to the BMP 4 anti-piracy measures. piracy • somalia…
10 May 2014 @ 5:45 pm UTC
Zachary Rosen Photographer/Multimedia producer/Writer based in Washington, DC. Captain Philips , kaizer matsumunyane , Piracy , Somalia , sony pictures , tom hanks…
11 April 2014 @ 12:15 pm UTC
…comments: Links to this post anti piracy , Somalia , terrorism watch , UN Peacekeepers , UNO , UNODC Sunday … maritime security , NATO , piracy , Somalia Somaliland: Kenyan Intelligence confirms …
10 April 2014 @ 12:19 pm UTC
http://7daysindubai.com/uaes-dp-world-hol ds-conference-battle-maritime-piracy-soma lia/ DP World has organised a high level meeting on how to support Somalia to build its economy, attract internation…
28 February 2014 @ 11:30 am UTC
…the security of the country and to fight against terrorism and piracy. Somalia plunged into chaos after Barre was overthrown in 1991. After his ouster, clan warlords and militants battled for contr…
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.
Please note that a few clips may not play due to owner restrictions. If this happens, click the link button to view it (first button on the right after the time counter).
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