SMART4SEA Conference & Awards
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IMB reports 121 piracy incidents in 2017

A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the latest report by IMB. The report notes that, while piracy rates were down compared to the same period in 2016, there is continuing concern over attacks in the Gulf of Guinea and in South East Asia.

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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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