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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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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 20 – 26 Mar 2022

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

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Enhancing maritime security in the Western Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden

Information sharing is critical for maritime security. Best Practices for Information Sharing was the topic for a regional workshop at the Djibouti Regional Training Centre, which brought together participants from 14 countries in the region. The five-day IMO-led workshop (13 -17 March) examined ways to strengthen the regional Information Sharing Network to detect, deter and disrupt illegal activities at sea. The event, supported by subject matter experts from the United Kingdom and European Union, also explored ways to tailor Maritime Domain Awareness to meet security challenges and modalities for interacting ...

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Dryad Global: Commercial Operations: Shipping, Ports & Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the subsequent impact on commercial operations therein, has produced a considerable and at times overwhelming deluge of information. From casual observers to informed commentators, the relentless flow of news and information can result in a confused picture of conflicting narratives. Within the commercial space, this adds a considerable degree of complexity to long term decision making, making it more important than ever to ensure access to accurate, timely and concise information. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine represents a fundamental shift in the security architecture of ...

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UKMTO Weekly Piracy Report 13 – 19 Mar 2022

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

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Piracy and armed robbery in Asia – update

Although the overall situation in Asia in 2021, compared to 2020, has improved with regards to the number of reported incidents related to piracy and robbery on ships, there have been a continued increase of incidents in the Singapore Straits (SS), accounting for more than half of the incidents in Asia last year with 49 reported attacks. 2022 (as of today) has already chalked up 20 reported incidents (19 attacks and 1 attempted) in the CAT3 and CAT4 categories of incidents. The current threats in Asia, at the time of ...

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