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ECSA: Piracy situation still serious in Gulf of Guinea

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The European Community Shipowners’ Associations announced that they are concerned about the continued piracy, armed robbery attacks and kidnapping for ransom events in the Gulf of Guinea, and particularly off Nigeria. ECSA encourages several measures in order to improve the security situation, including proper protection by coastal states .

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Allianz: Safety & Shipping Review 2017

According to the report, cyber, autonomous shipping and piracy risks are the current major concerns for the industry as economic pressures challenge budgets. 85 large ships lost worldwide in 2016, down 50% over a decade. Top losses were reported in South China and Southeast Asia and now East Mediterranean region is considered as the top incident hotspot.

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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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ReCAAP: Actual maritime incidents in Asia down compared to 2016

ReCAAP ISC said that there was an overall drop in actual piracy and armed robbery in Asia during Q12017, in comparison with the same period last year. In particular, 20 incidents were reported, out of which 18 were armed robbery and 2 were piracy incidents. Also, 15 of the total incidents were actual while 5 were attempted attacks, representing a drop of 12% compared to Jan-Mar 2016. ReCAAP noted that the number of attempted incidents increased which is an indication of successful efforts by crew to deter boarding by perpetrators.

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