A total of 121 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in the first nine months of 2017, according to the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) latest quarterly report on maritime piracy. In total, 92 vessels were boarded, 13 were fired upon, there were 11 attempted attacks and five vessels were hijacked in the first nine months of 2017. Read more…
Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has praised the Navy for its success in the fight against sea piracy and protection of national assets. Read more…
There were 12 suspected pirates and a search was on to locate them. The Indian Navy on Friday thwarted a piracy attempt against an Indian bulk carrier in the Gulf of Aden. “Stealth frigate INS TRISHUL thwarted a piracy attempt on Indian registered merchant vessel ‘Jag Amar’ at 12:30 pm on Friday,” Navy spokesperson Capt. D.K. Sharma said. “JAG AMAR” is a 85,000-tonne bulk carrier. “Boarding of JAG AMAR by Navy special forces, MARCOS, is in progress,” Capt. Sharma said. One AK magazine, 27 rounds, ladders and grapnels were recovered along with the suspected skiff used by pirates. There were 12 suspected pirates and a search was on to locate them. The Indian Navy has continuously deployed a ship against piracy since 2008. Source: The Hindu
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