SAFETY4SEA Conference & Awards
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Risk in Gulf of Aden remains, CMF say

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In view of the recent attacks against merchant shipping in the Gulf of Aden and Bab-el-Mandeb, Combined Maritime Forces reminds operators that there are still risks associated with transits through these waters. Daylight attacks by small boats have been conducted against the tankers MV Galicia Spirit in October 2016 and MT Muskie in May 2017.

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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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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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