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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 08 – 14 June 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 01 – 07 June 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 25 – 31 May 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Greece accuses Iran of ‘piracy’ following seizure of two oil tankers in Gulf

Greece accused Iran of “piracy” after Tehran’s Revolutionary Guards said they seized two Greek-flagged oil tankers in the Gulf Friday. “These actions are tantamount to acts of piracy,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, warning Greek citizens to avoid travelling to Iran. Athens said Iranian navy helicopters had landed gunmen on the two tankers earlier on Friday. One of them, the Delta Poseidon, was sailing in international waters at the time, the ministry said. A spokeswoman at the Athens-based company Polembros identified the second tanker as the Prudent Warrior. ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 19 – 25 May 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 11 – 18 May 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Ship in Red Sea

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Shahram Irani said on Wednesday that one of the country’s merchant ships in the Red Sea made a mayday call after coming under attack from pirates this morning. He noted that the Iranian Navy units tasked with escorting the trade vessels were immediately dispatched to the zone and took action against the assailants. The attackers were forced to flee after an exchange of fire with the Iranian naval forces, the commander said, adding that the trade ship is safely heading for its destination. In line ...

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Iran’s Navy escort team foils pirates’ attack in Gulf of Aden

The 80th Naval Fleet of Iran’s Navy clashed with pirates on Friday morning after receiving a message that unidentified pirates have attacked an Iranian merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden with the Navy thwarting their attempt. The 80th Fleet of the Iranian Army Navy clashed with pirates on Friday morning after receiving a message that unidentified pirates had attacked an Iranian merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, the navy said in a statement. After the arrival of the Navy escort team in the area and the exchange of ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 03 – 10 May 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 27 Apr – 03 May 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 20 – 26 Apr 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 13 – 19 Apr 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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ICC IMB urges continued caution while welcoming lull in crew kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea

The ICC International Maritime Bureau’s latest global piracy and armed robbery report recorded 37 incidents in the first three months of 2022 – compared to 38 incidents over the same period last year – with nearly half of them (41%) occurring in Southeast Asian waters, particularly in the Singapore Straits. In comparison, there was a welcome decrease in reported incidents in the Gulf of Guinea region with seven incidents reported since the start of the year. Sustained efforts are however needed to ensure the continued safety of seafarers in the ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 06 – 12 Apr 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 27 Mar – 05 Apr 2022

Warnings, advisories and piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean Area by the UKMTO in the past week.

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