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Pirates kidnap eight crew from tug off Nigeria

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According to IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, armed persons attacked and boarded an offshore tug, in Nigeria, on April 19th, kidnapped eight crew members and escaped. Another similar case was reported by IMB, on the same day, in Nigeria. Nine pirates in a skiff approached and fired upon a tanker underway.

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ReCAAP ISC issues first Quarterly Report for 2017

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The ReCAAP ISC has published its Quarterly Report revealing that during January- March 2017, there has been a significant drop in actual piracy and armed robbery in Asia (12%compared to the same period in 2016), although the number of attempts increased. A total of 20 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported.

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Pirates attack oil tanker in Gulf of Aden

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A Panamanian oil tanker was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden, off Balhaf, Yemen, on Saturday, April 15th, but was rescued by Chinese Naval Forces. A motor skiff with 5 armed men on board approached the "Alheera" vessel and tried to hijack it, by sending shots several times.

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Re-escalation of piracy reported in Gulf of Aden

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UK P&I club informed that, since the end of March, there has been a re-escalation in the number of suspicious approaches around the Southern Red Sea, Bab-el-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden. This rise in activity has cumulated with the confirmed taking of one Indian Fishing Dhow CASAYR II and the MT ARIS 13, which was subsequently released.

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